Funds open for heritage projects
Individuals and organisations wanting funding for heritage projects in Waipa¯ have until the end of the month to get applications in.
Waipa¯ District Council’s heritage fund has $70,000 available each year to support projects that help preserve and enhance the district’s unique heritage. Applications close on Saturday, June 30.
Heritage and museum manager Tony Roxburgh said preserving the district’s heritage is a priority for council.
“It’s all about supporting our community to preserve our stories and our heritage,” said Tony.
“In the last round we received applications from some exciting projects and we are keen to see that momentum continue. I would encourage any project, big or small to apply.”
The funding can be used to assist with physical works for heritage buildings, objects, restoring natural vegetation or habitats and cultural or archaeological sites. The last funding round, which closed in December 2017, awarded $33,000 to four projects across the district.
These included contributions to the Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust restoration plan, author Vincent O’Malley’s second land wars book and Cambridge Historical Society’s digitisation project.