Helensburgh CARS

Helensburgh CARS is a regeneration project for Helensburgh town centre.

Helensburgh CARS

What is Helensburgh 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

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

Maintaining your home

Do you have a leaky roof? Water getting in? Dripping down pipes or gutter problems? If you live within the Helensburgh Town Centre conservation area, you could be eligible for for CARS grant to assist with small repairs such as:

  • slate work repairs
  • leadwork repairs
  • repairs to chimneys
  • repair / restoration of render / masonry
  • repair of cast iron rainwater goods
  • repairs to wooden doors , including transom / fanlights
  • repairs to traditional wooden windows

Contact Dianne Richardson to find out more

Money saving maintenance tips to keep your home warm and dry this winter

Contact details

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

Our funders

Helensburgh CARs is funded by Historic Environment Scotland and Argyll and Bute Council

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Helensburgh CARS boundary map
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