Grants Available

About the grant scheme:

The Better Energy Homes scheme gives grants to homeowners to improve energy efficiency in their homes. Landlords and owners of more than one property can also apply for a grant under the scheme. If you have previously availed of a grant under the scheme, you can reapply to get additional work done. The Better Energy Homes scheme is administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).

Am I eligible to apply for grant?

To Qualify for grant funding the following must apply: 

Heating Controls:

You will need to zone your heating system and install  temperature control measures such as a cylinder stats, wall stats and radiator TRV’s (used to control the air temperature of different rooms) Typically this  means having 3 Zones – Zone 1: Downstairs Heating, Zone 2; Upstairs Heating and Zone 3; Hot Water 


The Benefits:

Grants are paid after the work is completed and you have paid your contractor.

Applications received from specific offshore islands are eligible for 50% additional grant support.

If the cost of the work (including VAT) is less than the maximum grant amount, you will get a grant for the actual cost of the work.

Bonuses: A bonus of €300 is payable when you have completed 3 qualifying measures and a further €100 is payable on completion of a 4th measure. The full grant history of your home is taken into account when calculating whether a bonus is due. A BER does not count as a measure when calculating entitlement to a bonus.

The following table shows the maximum levels of grant and the bonuses payable for extra measures. 

Measure Maximum grant value
Attic insulation €400
Cavity wall insulation €400
Wall insulation - internal dry lining
- Apartment (any) or mid-terrace house
- Semi-detached or end of terrace house
- Detached house

Wall insulation - external
- Apartment (any) or mid-terrace house
- Semi-detached or end of terrace house
- Detached house

Heat pump systems (available from 16 April 2018)
- Air to water
- Ground source to water
- Exhaust air to water
- Water to water
- Air to air

Heating controls upgrade €700
Solar water heating €1,200
Bonus payment after 3rd measure €300
Bonus payment after 4th measure €100
A BER assessment after works are done (maximum of 1 grant payable per home) €50

How can I apply?

Once your home/dwelling has been built and occupied before 2006.  Homes built from 2006 onwards should have been constructed to the 2003 Building Regulations and should not need significant upgrades.  This is the date your electricity meter was installed.

  1. Enter your details and MPRN Number (located on your bill)
  2. Choose your measure
  3. Enter your details
  4. Agree to terms and conditions
  5. Accept your offer
  6. Confirmation

More information

You can find more information on the grants on the SEAI website. Click here.