Better Energy Homes Scheme
The Irish Government, through SEAI, wishes to encourage people to improve the energy performance of their homes by incentivising the cost of installing various upgrade measures. The Better Energy scheme provides assistance to homeowners to reduce energy use, costs and greenhouse gas emissions and improve the comfort levels within their home.
The objectives of the scheme are to:
- Support homeowners in making intelligent choices to improve the energy performance of their home
- Reduce energy use, costs and greenhouse gas emissions
- Build market capacity and competence by driving contractor standards and quality
- Stimulating market innovation
The incentive is in the form of a Cash Grant. Cash grants are fixed, irrespective of home size, though where actual expenditure is lower than the grant value only the lower amount will be paid. Payment is by Electronic Funds Transfer to the applicant’s bank.
How to apply for a house insulation grant in Ireland:
Better Energy Communities
The Better Energy Communities (BEC) Programme launched mid-March 2013. The call is competitive – first come/ first served until all funds are committed. All projects are required to be completed by 30th October 2013.
Apply for BEC:
SEAI has established a programme in 2013 to support targeted geographic or area-based projects that are of high quality, competitively priced and deliver improvements in energy efficiency to energy poor households. The focus will be on funding a comprehensive suite of projects which deliver energy savings to vulnerable homeowners and communities, through projects which encourage a partnership approach and are thus cost effective.