Kirriemuir Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS)

Small grants scheme

The small grants scheme provides funding to property owners or tenants to restore traditional frontages and other external repair works to buildings within the Kirriemuir Conservation Area.

The scheme focuses on small to medium scale works to buildings within distinct phased areas of the conservation area boundary.

Initially, priority was given to funding works within the defined town centre boundary. The priority area has now been extended to include buildings on the periphery of the town centre (shown as solid blue on the map).

Grant funding of up to 85% of the eligible cost up to a maximum of £20,000 may be available to fund works including:

  • repairs to/or reinstatement of traditional shop frontages
  • repairs to/overhauling of traditional timber sash windows or the replacement of inappropriate windows in Category C listed or unlisted buildings only
  • repairs to existing stonework including reinstatement of architectural detailing, repointing and rendering using traditional methods and materials
  • repairs to or reinstatement of traditional cast iron gutters, downpipes, hoppers and brackets
  • comprehensive re-roofing in traditional materials incl. the repair or renewal of leadwork (50% grant)
  • repairs to eroded stonework, repointing and reinstatement of chimney pots
  • repairs to/ reinstatement of historic or architectural detailing for example, decorative ironwork or leadwork, stained glass, traditional doors and gates
  • scaffolding, professional fees and VAT (if not recoverable)

Works which are not eligible for grant assistance include:

  • internal works
  • normal routine maintenance and decoration
  • new alterations, extensions or demolition
  • inappropriate modern techniques or materials
  • installation of services, drainage or other earth works
  • works solely to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (2005)
  • works that have already been undertaken

Please note that grants are discretionary and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to the availability of funds. The inclusion of a property within the boundary of Kirriemuir Conservation Area or any application for grant assistance does not necessarily guarantee that a grant will be awarded.