Energy Saving Grants

INSULATION GRANT

Keep the heat in your home with a range of insulation grants. 

The benefits include cheaper heating bills, more comfort and you reduce your emissions.

**As an incentive the more you do the more you get. Complete 3 upgrades and your grant increases by €300. Complete 3 upgrades and your grant will be increased by an additional €100. A total of €400.

https://www.seai.ie/grants/home-energy-grants/insulation-grants/

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HEAT PUMP SYSTEM GRANT

An attractive alternative to fossil fuel heating systems, offering lower cost and reduced carbon emissions.

The benefits include more comfort, cheaper heating bills and you reduce your emissions.

**As an incentive the more you do the more you get. Complete 3 upgrades and your grant increases by €300. Complete 3 upgrades and your grant will be increased by an additional €100. A total of €400.

https://www.seai.ie/grants/home-energy-grants/heat-pump-systems/

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HEATING CONTROLS GRANT

Upgrade your heating controls to enjoy a warmer, more energy efficient home.

The benefits include the reduction of energy use, heat when you need it and zoned for more efficiency.

**As an incentive the more you do the more you get. Complete 3 upgrades and your grant increases by €300. Complete 3 upgrades and your grant will be increased by an additional €100. A total of €400.

https://www.seai.ie/grants/home-energy-grants/heating-upgrade-grants/

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SOLAR WATER HEATING GRANT

Heat your water easily with a solar water heating grant.

The benefits include cheaper heating bills, more comfort and you reduce your emissions.

**As an incentive the more you do the more you get. Complete 3 upgrades and your grant increases by €300. Complete 3 upgrades and your grant will be increased by an additional €100. A total of €400

https://www.seai.ie/grants/home-energy-grants/solar-water-heating-grant/

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SOLAR ELECTRICITY GRANT

Generate your own clean energy. We are now offering a grand for Solar Photovoltaic panels to generate electricity for homeowners.

The benefits include cheaper electric bills, improve your BER and reduce your emissions.

*Battery energy storage systems are also covered. They are used for larger solar PV systems, so that the excess energy generated during daytime hours can be used at another time. This is a newer technology and is recommended to be only installed in suitable homes. The Battery Storage Grant is €600

**As an incentive the more you do the more you get. Complete 3 upgrades and your grant increases by €300. Complete 3 upgrades and your grant will be increased by an additional €100. A total of €400

https://www.seai.ie/grants/home-energy-grants/solar-electricity-grant/

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FREE ENERGY UPGRADES FOR ELIGIBLE HOMES

This nationwide scheme delivers free energy efficiency improvements to the homes of people who are in receipt of certain welfare payments.

There are certain requirements you must meet to be able to avail of the below offers. 

To see if you qualify please visit:

https://www.seai.ie/grants/home-energy-grants/free-upgrades-for-eligible-homes/

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PRIVATELY BOUGHT ELECTRIC VEHICLE GRANT

A maximum grant of €5000 is available for qualifying electric vehicles when purchased privately. Approved EVs with a List Price of less than €14000 will not receive a grant.

The grant applies to Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV). It depends on the list price of the vehicle. This is the full non-discounted price in the absence of VRT relief or grant support.

https://www.seai.ie/grants/electric-vehicle-grants/grant-amounts/

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COMMERCIALLY BOUGHT ELECTRIC VEHICLE GRANT

A maximum grant of €3800 is available for qualifying N1 category EVs when purchased commercially. Approved EVs with a list price of less than €14000 will not receive a grant. It should be noted that these grants apply to new vehicles only and cannot be claimed on second hand vehicles.

The grant level depends on the list price of the vehicle. This is the full non-discounted price in the absence of VRT relief or grant support.

https://www.seai.ie/grants/electric-vehicle-grants/grant-amounts/

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ELECTRIC VEHICLE HOME CHARGER GRANT

Claim up to €600 towards the purchase and installation of an electric home charger unit.

To find out about qualifying criteria visit:

https://www.seai.ie/grants/electric-vehicle-grants/electric-vehicle-home-charger-grant/

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NATIONAL HOME RETROFIT SCHEME

This grant is suitable for One-Stop-Shops, residential service providers, employers, financial institutions, registered housing authorities and local authorities who wish to participate in delivering energy efficiency upgrades to homes.

The benefits include cost effective delivery, reduced emissions, more comfort, cheaper heating bills and improved BER.

For more information visit:

https://www.seai.ie/grants/national-home-retrofit/

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LEAD PIPE REPLACEMENT GRANT

In order to reduce exposure to lead in drinking water, a grant scheme to assist low-income households with the costs of replacing lead pipes and fittings within their homes is now available. The new grant scheme has been established in line with the National Lead Strategy approved by Government in 2015. The principal features of the grant scheme are as follows:

  • Households with income of up to 50,000 euro per annum will be eligible to apply for a grant of 80% of approved costs with a maximum grant payable of 4,000 euro. Households with incomes between 50,001 euro and 75,000 euro will be eligible for a grant of 50% of approved costs with a maximum grant payable of 2,500 euro
  • A grant will only be paid after the works have been carried out and on production of a receipt
  • Applicants must provide evidence of household income – these requirements mirror the conditions for the septic tank and social housing grants which are also administered by the local authorities
  • Contractors engaged by householders must provide a copy of a current tax clearance certificate and certify that the works carried out and the materials and fittings used are of appropriate quality and standard.

For more information go to:

https://www.housing.gov.ie/water/water-quality/lead-drinking-water

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ELECTRIC IRELAND ENERGY EFFICIANCY INCENTIVE SCHEME

Improving the energy efficiency of your home comes with many rewards that you can enjoy year after year. For a start, you get a warmer and more comfortable home, reduced heating bills which saves you money and also increase the value of your home. 

With the Energy Efficient Incentive Scheme from Electric Ireland you will get credit on your bill in addition to any Better Energy Home Grants available from the SEAI that you may be entitled to, just by using our approved partners to carry out the work.

For more information visit:

https://www.electricireland.ie/residential/products/heating-services-repair/the-energy-efficiency-incentive

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ENERGIA COSY HOMES SCHEME

Energia’s Cosy Homes Scheme means you can get money-saving energy efficiency upgrades for your home at a fraction of the price. 

Grants are available for work carried out by our partners. These include the SEAI’s Better Energy Home Scheme and Energia’s generous discounts.

For more information visit:

https://www.energia.ie/cosy-homes

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HOUSING AID FOR OLDER PEOPLE SCHEME

The Housing Aid for Older People Scheme is used to improve the condition of an older person’s home. In general, it is aimed at people 66 years of age and older, who are living in poor housing conditions. However, in cases of genuine hardship the local authority may assist people under age 66.

For more information visit:

https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/housing/housing_grants_and_schemes/housing_aid_for_older_persons_scheme.html#

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HOUSING ADAPTATION GRANT FOR PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY

A Housing Adaptation Grant for Older People and People with a Disability is available from local authorities if you need to make changes to a home to make it more suitable for a person with a physical, sensory or intellectual disability or mental health difficulty.

The grant can help you to make changes and adaptations to your home, for example, making it wheelchair-accessible, extending it to create more space, adding a ground-floor bathroom or toilet or a stairlift. In some cases, the provision of heating can be included, but only under certain conditions.

https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/housing/housing_grants_and_schemes/housing_adaptation_grant_for_people_with_disability.html#

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HELP TO BUY INCENTIVE

The Help to Buy (HTB) incentive is a scheme for first-time property buyers. It will help you with the deposit you need to buy or build a new house or apartment. You must buy or build the property to live in as your home.

The incentive will give you a refund of Income Tax and Deposit Interest Retention Tax (DIRT) that you paid in Ireland over the previous four years.

For more information visit:

https://revenue.ie/en/property/help-to-buy-incentive/index.aspx

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HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE SCHEME

The Humanitarian Assistance Scheme provides financial assistance to households who are not able to meet costs for essential needs immediately following flooding or severe weather events.

It is designed to alleviate hardship rather than provide full compensation for damage.

The scheme is activated by the department in response to a severe weather event and is administered by the Community Welfare Service.

For more information on how to qualify visit:

https://www.gov.ie/en/service/12e880-humanitarian-assistance-scheme-swa/?referrer=https://www.welfare.ie/en/pdf/haidapplication.pdf

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SEPTIC TANK GRANTS

Grants of 85% up to a maximum of €5,000 are available to fix septic tanks systems under the following grant schemes:

National Inspection Plan: Grants are available to fix septic tank systems that fail inspection by a Local Authority under the National Inspection Plan and need remediation, repair, upgrading or replacement. The homeowner will receive an advisory notice from the Local Authority requiring the system to be fixed. The Local Authority will also handle the grant application.

High Status Objective Catchment Areas: Grants are available to fix septic tank systems in these areas that are or may be causing a threat to the environment and need remediation, repair, upgrading or replacement. You can check if you are in these areas by pastedGraphic.pnginputting your EIRCODE in a map and apply to the Local Authority for the grant.

Priority Areas for Action: Grants are available to fix septic tank systems in these areas that are or may be causing a threat to the environment and need remediation, repair, upgrading or replacement. These systems will be identified by the Local Authority Waters Programme Office who will issue a letter confirming eligibility to apply. The homeowner can then apply to the Local Authority for the grant.

https://www.epa.ie/water/wastewater/info/grants/

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REPAIR AND LEASING SCHEME

A Repair and Leasing Scheme has been developed to bring vacant properties into social housing use. The scheme is aimed at owners of vacant properties who cannot afford the repairs needed to bring their property up to the standard for renting.

If your vacant property is suitable for social housing, the cost of necessary repairs is met up-front by the local authority or an approved housing body (AHB). You then lease the property to the local authority or AHB, who will make it available for social housing. You will get an agreed lease payment from the local authority or AHB and the value of the repairs will be gradually offset against this lease payment over a specified period.

For more information visit: 

https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/housing/housing_grants_and_schemes/repair_and_leasing_scheme.html

or contact your local housing authority.

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