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Kilbirnie Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme

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Kilbirnie Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS)

Kilbirnie CARS was a grant funding scheme running from 1 April 2013 until 31 March 2018 in a designated area of the Kilbirnie Conservation Area. The main aims of the scheme were: to improve the historic character of buildings within Kilbirnie Conservation Area and to encourage additional investment in the town centre by:

  • repairing and promoting the occupation of historic buildings
  • preserving and enhancing the character of Kilbirnie
  • reinstating historic architectural details
  • improving knowledge about the historic environment and the maintenance of historic buildings

Priority Projects

Funding was secured to repair the exteriors of the Walker Hall and the John Knox Institute which included:

  • stonework repairs
  • window and door replacement
  • parapet improvements
  • roof repairs

Small grants scheme

The Kilbirnie CARS small grants scheme provided funding of up to 95% of the total cost of works to private property owners and tenants to restore and reinstate traditional external features to buildings within the Kilbirnie Conservation Area.

The Kibirnie CARS scheme is now completed and no further applications for funding under the scheme can be submitted.

For information about assistance available to businesses, please see our  business support page 

Our community funding page provides details of funding available for community projects. 

Contact

Contact us for any queries or advice relating to the conservation area regeneration scheme:

Email: regeneration@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

Regeneration Team
Economic Growth
Economy and Communities Services
Cunninghame House
Irvine
KA12 8EE