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Home Energy Grants 2022

Two schemes available

  1. Better Energy Warmer Homes
  2. Better Energy Homes

To apply go to

Better Energy Warmer Home Scheme

Also known as “Free Energy Upgrade”. The homeowner is not charged for work done under this scheme. This scheme is aimed at those on low incomes/certain social welfare recipients and it has a wait time of up to 24 months.

To qualify:

Own your own home & be living in it, and

Property must have been built & occupied pre1993, and Have a pre-works BER of E, F or G, and

You must not have already had work done under the scheme (this criterion may be reviewed in the future) and

Be in receipt of one of the following Social Welfare payments:

  • Fuel Allowance as part of the National Fuel Scheme
  • Working Family Payment
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Domiciliary Care Allowance
  • One-Parent Family Payment
  • Carer’s Allowance and you must live with the person you care

The scheme covers the following: Attic Insulation

Wall Insulation; including cavity wall, internal wall & external wall insulation

  • Draught-proofing
  • Lagging Jackets
  • Energy-efficient lighting
  • New central heating systems
  • Replace windows
  • Energy advice

How the process works:

  • Apply for the scheme
  • Have an SEAI surveyor check your home
  • Have the works carried out by an appointed SEAI contractor
  • Have the completed works assessed by the SEAI – obtain a BER cert

One-Stop Shop – Better Energy Home Scheme

Grants for Homeowners and Landlords. Approximately 50% grant-funded.

Property criteria:

  • Homes built and occupied before 2011 for insulation, heating controls and renewable systems
  • Existing BER of B3 or lower
  • Have not previously received grants for the same upgrades

Covers the following:

  • Attic & Floor Insulation
  • Wall Insulation; including cavity wall, internal wall & external wall insulation
  • Heating controls upgrade
  • Solar thermal solutions
  • Solar PV panels and battery systems
  • Heat pump systems
  • BER certificate after the works are carried out
  • Wider range of grants available than self-managed.
  • Homeowner / Landlord pays the balance – Finance options available through Finance partners.
  • Suitable for multiple energy upgrades
  • Grants vary depending on property type – lowest being apartments, highest being detached houses
  • Want to obtain a minimum B2 BER rating on the home Fully managed

Individual Energy Grants – Better Energy Home Scheme

Grants for Homeowners and Landlords. Up to 80% grant-funded.

Homeowners / Landlords pay the full amount and then claim grant after o Island

Homeowners may be entitled to additional grant support

Allows Homeowners / Landlords manage their own projects Individual energy upgrades

Apply for the grants themselves – allow between 4-6 weeks for payments Criteria for the properties – for homes built and occupied before

  • 2011 for insulation and heating controls
  • 2021 for heat pumps and renewable systems

Other Available Schemes for Businesses and Communities

Accelerated Capital Allowances

  • Tax incentives to promote purchase of energy-efficient products Communities Grant
  • Supports for energy efficiency community projects through capital funding, partnerships & technical support
  • Open for applications December to February every year
  • Businesses, communities & residents who want to have a cross-sectoral partnership approach to saving energy
  • Electric Vehicles Grant (Commercial)
    • Financial support for electric N1 category commercial vehicles Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme
    • Various measures including financial for energy-saving measures Excellence in Energy Efficient Design (EXEED)
    • Grant support for businesses designing a large, ambitious energy investment project

    Project Assistance Grant

    • Grants towards feasibility studies, energy audits, project delivery
    • Aimed at organisations spending at least €250k per year on energy who require support to achieve energy savings

    Support Scheme for Energy Audits

    • Financial support (voucher) for SMEs interested in getting an energy audit Support Scheme for Renewable Heat
    • Financial supports (grants or operational tariff) for installation of heat pumps, biomass/biogas boilers and CHP units
    • Businesses with high heating costs looking to switch to renewable heating

Originally posted by Omnipro

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