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Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme

From: Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

The Better Energy Warmer Homes scheme funds energy efficiency improvements in the homes of the elderly and vulnerable.

This scheme aims to improve the energy efficiency and comfort conditions of homes occupied by vulnerable households through the installation of:

  • Draught proofing
  • Attic insulation
  • Lagging jackets
  • Low energy light bulbs
  • Cavity wall insulation

The scheme is available to homes that meet the following criteria:

  • Owner-occupied non-Local Authority homes
  • Constructed before 2006
  • Owner is in receipt of Fuel Allowance as part of the National Fuel Scheme
  • Job Seekers Allowance for over six months and with children under 7 years of age
  • Family Income Supplement
  • In receipt of the One Parent Family Payment

Landlords can avail of grants from the Better Energy Homes scheme if they have tenants in, or at risk of, energy poverty.

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