In November 2017 Art Deco Trust launced the Robert McGregor Heritage Fund. The purpose of this fund is to enable the Trust, in partnership with the Napier City Council to provide financial assistance to owners of heritage buildings and in doing so, continue to support the preservation and restoration of this critical element of the Napier story.
The fund is named after Robert McGregor (1940-2015). Robert was a founding member of the Art Deco Trust, the Trust’s first President and its first Executive Director (from 1992, when the Trust became a professional organisation). He was a passionate advocate of Napier, Hawke’s Bay and our unique art deco architecture and heritage.
Art Deco Trust and the Napier City Council are both contributing to the fund, which will then be distributed in the following 12 months.
The fund is to be used to assist with physical works for heritage buildings and at this stage, applications can be made only for minor restoration and painting work.