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Finance & Grants

The Better Energy Home scheme provides grants to homeowners to upgrade their homes with energy efficiency measures, thus reducing energy use, costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Grants are provided for the following upgrade works done to any home built before 2006:

  • Roof insulation
  • Wall insulation
  • Boiler and heating control upgrades
  • Solar panels

This government scheme gives fixed cash grants and is available to all owners of homes built before 2006. The grants enable homeowners improve the energy efficiency of their home through insulation and heating system upgrades. For more information on grants you can find this on the links below: http://www.seai.ie/Grants/Warmer_Homes_Scheme/

Grants Available

  • Attic (€300)
  • Cavity Wall (€300)
  • Internal Wall - Dry Lining Apartment (any) or Mid-terrace House (€1,200), Semi-detached OR End of Terrace (€1,800), Detached House (€2,400)
  • External Wall - Apartment (any) OR Mid-terrace House (€2,250), Semi-detached OR End of Terrace (€3,400), Detached House (€4,500)
  • Heating - Heating Controls with Boiler (Oil or Gas) Upgrade (€700), Heating Controls Upgrade only (€600), Solar Heating (€1,200)
  • Bonus - Additional Bonus for 3rd measure (€300), Additional Bonus for 4th measure (€100)
  • BER - BER Assessment on completion of works (€50)

Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme

The aim of this scheme is to fund energy efficiency improvements in the homes of the elderly and vulnerable which in turn makes living conditions more comfortable, healthier and more cost effective to run. These improvements are undertaken at no cost to the homeowner.

The upgrades available are:

  • Attic Insulation
  • Cavity Wall Insulation
  • Lagging Jackets
  • Draught Proofing
  • Low energy light bulbs
  • Energy Advice

This scheme is available to homes that are owner occupied non local authority homes that were built before 2006.

The owner must also be in receipt of one of the following:

  • Fuel Allowance as part of the National Fuel Scheme
  • Job Seekers Allowance for over six months and with children under 7 years of age
  • Family Income Supplement