The SEAI has announced that grants available to householders for energy efficiency improvements have been increased by 25–50%, the improved grant levels are effective immediately.
A boost in the level of grants available to householders who want to undertake energy efficiency improvements has been introduced by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).
The cash value of every grant available to householders under the Better Energy Homes Scheme has been increased by between 25-50%. A bonus payment has also been introduced which will see householders receive payments if they complete three or more energy efficiency improvements.
The new grant levels are effective immediately and will apply to everyone who has applied for a grant that has not yet been paid. The previous minimum grant threshold of €400 has been abolished and a bonus payment of €300 for householders who undertake three efficiency measures has been introduced, with an additional bonus payment of €100 available to householders who undertake four measures. The bonus payments are available to new applicants and to householders who have already availed of the scheme who wish to undertake further upgrades.