This capital project is a funding partnership between the Whanganui District Council, The Sarjeant Gallery Trust and Central Government.
The Council has put its support behind the project on the understanding that the bulk of the funds will be raised externally, and this is the case. The Sarjeant has attracted funding from far beyond the Whanganui region – money that would not be available to other projects.
Central Government understands the special circumstances our community faces, where earthquake-prone buildings and wastewater project mitigation pose major financial challenges.
The redeveloped Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui will open in mid-2024.
As at November 2023 more than 77 percent of the cost of the Sarjeant Gallery redevelopment has been met by Central Government, Lottery Grants Board, public and private trusts, individual philanthropy and private sector corporate sponsorship. Fundraising for the project is ongoing.