Helensburgh CARS

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What is Helensburgh CARS?

Dunoon CARS

The Helensburgh Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) is a jointly funded grant programme focussing on the regeneration of historical buildings as well as traditional skills training and community engagement.

Helensburgh CARS is jointly funded by Historic Environment Scotland and Argyll and Bute Council.

How much money is available?

The total grant fund available is £2million. Further details of grants and projects will be added here once the scheme starts.

What will the project do?

Argyll and Bute Council have recognised a need for greater economic development and regeneration activities within Helensburgh. The Helensburgh CARS will complement all of the prior investment and link all of the regeneration activity within the town. The main elements of the Helensburgh CARS are to:

  • Strengthen and enhance the character of the historic sea front
  • Upgrade key properties along West Clyde Street
  • Complement previous regeneration activity and investment in the town
  • Grant fund shopfront improvements
  • Develop education and training initiatives

Am I eligible?

Please check the map to see if your property is within the Helensburgh Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme boundary.

Check the map

If your property is within the boundary area, and you want to apply for a grant, please see our Grants page for more information on the types of grants available and how to apply

Events and Training

Historic Buildings Recording Course - FlyerHistoric Buildings Recording Course
Thursday 29th Friday 30th September 2022 - 10am to 4pm each day

Helensburgh CARS in association with Historic Environment Scotland is providing a free event to promote archaeological skills and the recording of historically significant buildings.  This course provides you with the resources and skills to further understand and survey your favourite buildings. 

To register please email dianne.richardson@argyll-bute.gov.uk

Contact details

Dianne Richardson
CARS Officer – Helensburgh
Helensburgh & Lomond Civic Centre
Helensburgh
G84 7PG 
Telephone: 01436 657683
Mobile: 07551 685567
Email: dianne.richardson@argyll-bute.gov.uk

Our funders

Dunoon CARS funders