Dunoon CARS grants

Argyll and Bute Council has allocated £10,000 to a new shopfront improvement scheme in Dunoon. Businesses located within the designated grant area can apply for grants of up to 60% to carry out the following:  

  • Painting of shopfronts.
  • Installation or replacement of shop fascia signs or the installation of hanging signs.
  • Repair or reinstatement of architectural details such as; window mouldings, timber entrance doors, inner doors or timber panelled storm doors.
  • Repairs to timber shopfronts.
  • Installation, repair or replacement of canopies will be considered if valid reasons for their use can be shown.
  • Repair or reinstatement of cornice, console brackets, or plinths etc.
  • Other works will be considered on a case by case basis.

A map of the designated grant area can be found in the guidance notes.

Apply for a grant

What grants were available?

Priority buildings
Major repairs including structural and external repairs of the fabric

35 Argyll Street was awarded a Priority Building Grant to comprehensively repair the fabric of the building. Work starts in March 2020

35 Argyll Street - Priority Building

81 - 87 Argyll Street was awarded a Priority Building Grant to comprehensively repair the fabric of the building. Work starts in Summer 2020.

85 - 87 Argyll Street - Priority Building

81 - 87 Argyll Street

65 - 67 Argyll Street was awarded a Priority Building Grant to comprehensively repair the fabric of the building.

Works to repair the roof, rainwater goods, windows and stone are being carried out to make the building wind and watertight. 

 

65 - 67 Argyll Street - Priority Building

65 - 67 Argyll Street during works

Shopfront repairs
Such as the reinstatement of traditional features and shopfront detail

Kent’s of Dunoon received a new shopfront which complements their beautiful James Duncan tiled walls.


 

Kents of Dunoon - before

Kents of Dunoon - after

Gibson’s received a new shopfront which looks elegant and showcases their of wide variety of stock.


 

Gibsons - before

Gibsons - after

Bookpoint received a Shopfront Grant and works are underway to restore the beautiful curved shopfront.

 

Bookpoint - before

Bookpoint - during

Small repair grants
Minor repairs such as windows, structural repairs and rainwater goods - all grants are now in the process of being approved

Dunoon CARSFor advice, please contact the Dunoon CARS Project Officer:

Claire Hallybone
Dunoon CARS Project Manager
Milton House
Milton Avenue
Dunoon
PA23 7DU

Phone: 01369 707121
Email: claire.hallybone@argyll-bute.gov.uk

Dunoon CARS grant area map

Dunoon CARS map

Dunoon CARS funders