General repair grants for property owners

The Selkirk CARS project is offering grants for traditional repair and restoration works to property owners. Applications will be invited on a first come first served basis.


The general repair grant scheme will run until all of the funding is allocated. Any building within the defined Selkirk CARS boundary may be eligible for consideration.

Applications can be submitted for:

  • domestic properties
  • commercial properties
  • shopfronts

Normal maintenance work is not eligible. The works must be carried out to conservation standards by a suitably experienced professional/contractor.

How much grant aid can I apply for?

  • grant aid for repair works will be in the range of 50% to 75% of costs
  • grant aid for reinstatement of original architectural features can be up to 90% of costs
  • minor repairs can receive up to £5,000 of funding
  • major repairs can receive up to £15,000 of funding

Grant aid cannot be offered for works already completed.

How to apply

Please complete our expressions of interest form in the first instance. We will then arrange a pre-application meeting with you to discuss eligibility criteria. If you have any questions please contact Selkirk CARS for details and to discuss eligibility. All potential applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposals with the Selkirk CARS project officer before submitting their formal application.

Assessing applications

Applications will be assessed via a set of scoring criteria (including need, prominence, quality and deliverability) by a panel drawn from the Selkirk CARS Steering Group.

  • grant offers can be made to owners up to March 2016 (subject to funding availability)
  • grant aided work must be completed and claims finalised by March 2018.

Who can carry out the work?

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

  • All building professionals or contractors involved in CARS funded repair works will be asked to complete a questionnaire to demonstrate their relevant experience in similar work.
  • Where experience cannot be demonstrated Selkirk CARS can offer limited funding for skills training to encourage upskilling among local professionals.
  • Conservation Accreditation is not essential for the majority of CARS funded repair projects
  • Historic Environment Scotland publishes a range of information leaflets covering roofs, external walls, doorways and more.

Further information

For more details please contact Selkirk CARS.