Heritage Fund

​​​​​​​​​​​Waipā​ has a rich cultural, historical and environmental heritage that is often maintained by the time and efforts of our community.​​​​​​​​ ​​

The Heritage Fund is designed to assist with the preservation and enhancement of our unique environmental, cultural, and historical heritage in the Waipā district. The fund is available to community members or groups working to safeguard our district’s rich and diverse heritage.

The funding can be used to assist with physical works for herit​​age buildings, objects, natural vegetation, habitats, cultural or archaeological sites. The funds may also be used to assist with obtaining specialist advice where appropriate.

There are two funding rounds which close on 30 ​June and 30 December each year

 Heritage Fund overview
 Heritage Fund application form

Or apply online here.​

​Past funding recipients​

2018 - round 12

​Applicant​Project​Grant amount
​Cambridge Rugby Union
​Gate restoration$8,526.00​
Cambridge Bowling Club​Spouting replacement​$3,135.00
​Mangaohoi Streamcare​Planting​​$1,765.37​
Pirongia Kōkako 

2018 - round 11

​Applicant​Project​Grant amount
​Cambridge Rugby Union Club​Bronze WW1 plaque restoration$1,368.50​
​Andy Hopkins​Weed control and plant assistance​$777
​Gerry Westenberg​Masonic Hotel restoration​$6,000​

​2017 - round 10

​Applicant​Project​Grant amount
​J and H Smyth​Restoration of wetland area​$5,000
​​Vincent O' Malley / Bridget Williams BooksWriting of text for Land Wars book​$13,000
​MEIT​Restoration plan for Maungatautari​$10,000
​Cambridge Historical Society​Digitisation project - Waikato Independent newspaper​$5,000​

2017 - round 9

​Applicant​Project​Grant amount
​Waipa District Council​Pest control at Lake Ngāroto​$5,000
​Mangaohoi Stream Care Group​Planting at Mangaohoi Stream​$1,515
​John and Glenda Davis​Fencing of wetland area​$500
​Pirongia Playcentre​Painting of historic building​$7,000
​Anglican Parish of St Andrew​Earthquake restraint of pipe organ​$5,000
​MEIT​Camping facilities​$2,000
​Tyer Family Trust​Wetland restoration​$1,500
​National Wetland Trust​Reintroduce pāteke/brown teal​$5,000
​Rotongata Dairies​Lake Rotongata weed control​$5,000
​Richard and Robyn Glenn​Native planting at Lake Milicich​$1,000​

2016 - round 8

​Applicant​Project​Grant amount
​Allan Webb​Regent Theatre neon sign restoration​$2,500
​Rukuhia Farm​Restorative planting gully system at Mystery Creek​$1,500
​Graham Sheldrick​Gowenbank House painting​$3,000
​NZ Landcare Trust​Pest control Lake Milicich and Henderson Pond​$2,400
​The Olde Creamery​Weather proofing​$4,000
​Te Rore Hall Committee​Replace fencing and flagpole at memorial​$2,000
​Rotongata Dairies​Restoration plan for Lake Rotongata​$2,500
​Isobel Martinez​Kahikatea stand restoration plan​$2,500
​Cambridge Bowling Club​Electrical upgrade of clubhouse building​$10,000
​Pūniu River Care​Fencing for Wharekorino wetland enhancement project​$4,600

2016 - round 7

​Applicant​Project​Grant amount
​Ian Brennan​Re-forest 25 hectares of hill country​$11,000
​Massey University​Investigate habitat suitability at Maungatautari​$8,000
​Maungatautari Hall Society​Replace roof​$13,000
​Cambridge Repertory Society​Security camera, security lighting and interior lighting​$3,000

2015 - round 6

​Applicant​Project​Grant amount

​John Creek

​Exterior painting


​Te Pahu Landcare Group

​Weed control at Karamu and Kāniwhaniwha Reserves


​Bright Family Farm

​Pine removal and weed control by Mangawawa Stream


​NZ Landcare Trust

​Lake Ngāroto water quality


​Pūniu River Care 

​Native planting


​Anglican Parish of St Andrew

​Parish hall lighting


​Regent Theatre Te Awamutu

​Remedial work to exterior


​C and G Parton

​Re-roof and replace rotten timber on Kāniwhaniwha School House


2015 - round 5

No applications received for round 5

2014 - round 4

​Applicant​Project​Grant amount
​Regent Theatre Te Awamutu​Remedial work to 1930s neon sign​$750
​Parish of Orākau​Pre-emptive work on Christ Church at Kihikihi​$3,000
​NZ Landcare Trust​Installation of silt traps at Lake Ngāroto​$8,000
​Lochiel Properties​Native planting at Lake Maratoto​$7,000
​Waikato Regional Council​Restorative planting at Mangaotama wetland​$2,000
​Cambridge Repertory Society​Replacement of theatre doors​$6,000
​Parish of St John Te Awamutu​Replacement guttering at St Paul's Rangiaowhia$1,626​
​St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church​Earthquake strengthening​$3,000
​Te Awamutu Little Theatre​Remedial work on building​$20,000
​Narrows Park Ministry Trust​Waikato River boundary weed control$500​
​Lake Rotopataka Hunters​Predator traps and willow control at Lake Rotopataka​$4,500​

2014 - round 3

​Applicant​Project​Grant amount
​Waipa District Council and DOC​Restoration work at Lake Rotopiko North$3,000​
​Parish of St John Te Awamutu​Replace downpipes at St Paul's Rangiaowhia​$790
​MEIT​18 kiwi transmitters​$5,334
​​Parish of St John Te Awamutu​Fire and burglary protection at St Paul's and St John's​$4,500

2013 - round 2

​Applicant​Project​Grant amount
​Waipa District Council​Waterproofing of Leamington band rotunda​$2,000
​St Andrew's Cambridge​Repaint church, parish hall and centre​$8,500
​Peter Shaw​Traps and planting at Lake Ngāroto-iti​$8,000
​Wayne Green​Weed spraying and gate installation at Lake Ruatuna​$3,000
​G and HB Bester​Repair of deck at Jackson House, Kihikihi​$7,000
​P and L Hulsdouw​Restoration at Valmai House​$1,500

2013 - round 1

​Applicant​Project​​Gran​t amount
​Casford​Remedial work on Rangiaowhia Teacher’s House​$5,000
​MEIT​​Stoat trapping​$12,500
P and L Hulsdouw​Restoration work at Valmai House Gazebo​$10,000
​Cambridge Repertory Society​Steelwork for verandah​$2,500
G and HB Bester​Remedial work on Jackson House, Kihikihi​$10,000


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