Funds open for her­itage projects

Waipa Post - - News -

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.

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