The purpose of this scheme is to make grants available to
- help homeowners reduce their energy use by helping them to decide on the best way to do this and to help with the costs involved.
- Improve the quality and standards of work undertaken by contractors.
The grants are in the form of cash which is paid into the applicant’s bank account. If the cost of the works is lower than the value of the grant involved then the lower amount will be paid.
Grants Available include;
|Grants are available to eligible applicants for undertaking the following works, in accordance with the requirements contractor Code of Practice Technical Specification.
*Cash Grants are set value unless expenditure is below the set value, in which case the actual expenditure will be reimbursed.
**A Building Energy Rating (BER) is an integral part of all grant applications under the Better Energy Homes scheme, whereby homeowners must undertake a BER on their home after grant aided works have been completed. A homeowner is entitled to BER funding of €50 once per home. This funding will be applied to your grant application automatically provided you have never applied previously for BER funding. You will be informed during the online grant application process if BER funding is available for your home or as part of your Letter of Grant Offer if you have applied through the post. It is advisable that you apply for and undertake all planned grant aided works at the same time to minimise the costs of multiple BER assessments.
*** From December 8th 2011 internal and external wall insulation grants will no longer be one single amount, but rather be based upon the house type.
Please note the minimum grant amount for the first application must be €400. A BER grant, where applicable, does not count towards the €400 minimum.
In the instance where a Contractor is completing works within his own home then only the cost of materials will be deemed qualifying expenditure.
Grants are claimed after the measures are completed and the contractor has been paid by or entered a financing agreement with the homeowner.
To qualify for grants under this scheme your home must have been built before 2003.
All works must be completed by an SEAI registered contractor.
Derek Scally Plumbing are registered plumbing and heating contractors who specialise in this area. Our prices are very competitive and we can assist you in all aspects of applying for grants under the Better Energy Homes Scheme.