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Please bear with us as we concentrate resources on delivering essential services. For now, we can only accept online applications for building repair and shopfront improvement grants. Follow the link below for more details.

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Paisley Townscape Heritage and Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme 2

Paisley Townscape Heritage and Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (Paisley TH.CARS2) is a building repair and shopfront improvement grant scheme, which aims to improve historic properties and streetscape within the TH.CARS2 area to help regeneration in Paisley. The scheme was launched on the 21st February 2017 and it will run until 2021.

Paisley TH.CARS2 is funded by National Lottery Heritage FundHistoric Environment Scotland and Renfrewshire Council, and gives grant opportunities to property owners in a defined area of Paisley Town Centre focusing on High St, New St, Shuttle St and George Pl.

A programme of Heritage Education, Training and Events will be delivered. The activities will engage diverse audiences with the heritage and culture of Paisley, with an emphasis on learning through making, particularly around traditional building skills and textiles.

General Principles

Under the TH.CARS2 scheme the Building Repair Grants will be available for structural and external repairs to historic buildings, which are still in use, including improvements to shop fronts. Internal repairs are generally not included unless necessary for structural stability. 

A number of buildings have been identified as Priority Projects due to their listing, status, heritage value, prominence and/or the impact their appearance makes within the TH.CARS2 area. These buildings are the focus for funding. The remaining funds will be made available to other buildings within the TH.CARS2 area. The allocation of remaining funds will be determined by assessment against required criteria. Grants will be awarded in accordance with the terms and conditions of Renfrewshire Council, Historic Environment Scotland and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Grant level

Small Grants and Standard Grants will be available for up to 80% of the cost of eligible building repair work and 90% of the cost of eligible shopfront repairs.

How to apply

If your property is located within TH.CARS2 boundary and you would like to apply for a grant, contact the TH.CARS2 Project Team:

Paisley TH.CARS2 Project Team
Regeneration and Economic Development Service
Development and Housing Services
Renfrewshire Council
Renfrewshire House
Cotton Street
Paisley PA1 1JD

The Project Team will assess your eligibility and can provide the Application Pack including important information on eligibility criteria, documentation required and the application process. The Application Pack contains:

Paisley TH.CARS2 General Leaflet [724KB]

Paisley TH.CARS2 Guidance Notes [1MB]

Paisley TH.CARS2 Shopfront Guide [994KB]  

Paisley TH.CARS2 Preliminary Grant Application Form [62KB]  

Paisley TH.CARS2 Grant Application Form [133KB]  


For a taste of the project visit Paisley TH.CARS2 - about the project.


You can also find further information about the schemes on the funders' websites:

National Lottery Heritage Fund - for information on Townscape Heritage

Historic Environment Scotland - for information on Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme