Jedburgh conservation area regeneration

Jedburgh Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) is a partnership project we have developed in conjunction with a community based Jedburgh CARS Steering Group. The group successfully obtained funding from Historic Environment Scotland (HES) in January 2017 for a heritage led regeneration project for Jedburgh town centre.

Jedburgh CARS is focused on a range of heritage and conservation based regeneration activities within the town centre over a five year period (2017-22).

The project has an overall budget of just over £1m, funded by Historic Environment Scotland (£866.5k) and ourselves (£150k) and will run until 31 March 2022.

The main aim of the Jedburgh CARS is to support the repair of traditional buildings (pre-1919) within a defined area of the town using appropriate traditional methods of construction.

The scheme provides grants to property owners to undertake repairs and restoration to accepted conservation standards. Grants will be awarded in a series of rounds with funding in the range of 50%-75% of eligible costs (up to a maximum of £15k) with owners required to provide match funding of the remaining amount.

Opportunities for upskilling of local building trades in conservation techniques as well as the development of community heritage projects will further compliment the Jedburgh CARS project.

What will the project support?

Jedburgh CARS is made up of five distinct components, each with their own budget and targets, which will offer the community a variety of ways to become involved with the initiative:

Priority Building Grants

Grants for repairs and restoration of specific properties identified by the Jedburgh CARS Steering Group as being located in prominent positions and currently having an adverse impact on the town centre due to their condition or appearance.

General Repairs Grants

Grants for repairs and restoration of traditional properties within the Jedburgh CARS Boundary.

Community Heritage Education

Community based projects to increase the knowledge and awareness of the history and rich heritage of the Royal Burgh.

Traditional Skills Training

Opportunities to enhance existing construction skills in appropriate conservation techniques and to encourage conservation related careers.

Public Realm Improvements

Grant for conservation work to the Jedburgh Abbey Ramparts.

How can I apply for a repair grant?

Jedburgh CARS launched in June 2017 and applications for funding are being sought in a series of competitive rounds. Funding will be allocated against a set of eligibility criteria with each application scored against the:

  • need for repair
  • impact within the Conservation Area
  • quality of repair
  • habitable status
  • project deliverability

The submission deadline for the next round of Jedburgh CARS funding is Friday 29 March 2019. Applications can be submitted in advance but will not be assessed until the deadline has passed.

A Jedburgh CARS project officer has been appointed and potential applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposals with the project officer before submitting their formal application for funding.

Grant eligible works must be undertaken by a suitable experienced building professional and/or building contractor and must be to accepted conservation standards.

Further information and register interest

For general information about Jedburgh CARS or specific information about the grant scheme or the skills training and heritage education programmes contact Jedburgh CARS online.