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Grants and Schemes

Information on available grants in one handy place!

There are a number of grants available for homeowners, businesses, Local Authorities and community groups to help improve energy efficiency in the South East Region. South East Energy Agency is your local Project Coordinator and our role is to work as project managers for your grant application. We will manage the entire process for you from start to finish, taking all of the hassle out of your energy upgrade project.

Our success in reaching the 2030 targets depends on how we work together with homeowners, businesses, Local Authorities and communities to deliver energy efficiency, clean energy, behaviour change and ultimately gain greater sustainability.

View Individual Home Energy Grants

Individual Home Energy Grants

Grant name Types of home New Grant Value
Heat Pump Systems

Homes built and occupied before 2021

All Houses

Apartments

€6,500

€4,500

Heat Pump Air to Air

Homes built and occupied before 2021

€3,500
Heating Controls €700
Solar Hot Water

Homes built and occupied before 2021

€1200
Attic insulation

Homes built and occupied before 2011

Apartment (any)

Mid-Terrace

Semi-detached or end of terrace

Detached house

€800

€1,200

€1,300

€1,500

Cavity wall insulation

Homes built and occupied before 2011

Apartment (any)

Mid-Terrace

Semi-detached or end of terrace

Detached house

€700

€800

€1,200

€1,700

Internal Insulation (Dry Lining)

Homes built and occupied before 2011

Apartment (any)

Mid-Terrace

Semi-detached or end of terrace

Detached house

€1,500

€2,000

€3,500

€4,500

External Wall Insulation (The Wrap)

Homes built and occupied before 2011

Apartment (any)

Mid-Terrace

Semi-detached or end of terrace

Detached house

€3,000

€3,500

€6,000

€8,000

BER €50
Technical Assessment €200

View Free Energy Upgrade

Free Upgrade Eligibility:

The SEAI Warmer Homes scheme delivers free energy upgrades to eligible homeowners who are in receipt of one of the following:

  • Fuel Allowance as part of the National Fuel Scheme.
  • Job Seekers Allowance for over six months and have a child under seven years of age
  • Working Family Payment
  • One-Parent Family Payment
  • Domiciliary Care Allowance
  • Carers Allowance and live with the person you are caring for
  • Disability Allowance for over six months and have a child under seven years of age
  • Must own and live in your own home which was built & occupied before 2006

Available energy upgrades:

  • Attic insulation
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • External wall insulation
  • Internal wall insulation
  • Other secondary measures such as lagging jackets, draught proofing & energy efficient lighting
  • Occasionally, heating upgrades and/or window replacements may be recommended.

Delivered through a panel of private contractors and community-based organisations

Business Grants Ireland South East Energy Agency

For Businesses

These grants support your business’ energy efficiency projects through capital funding, installing renewable heating technologies, purchasing an Electric Vehicle and access to your Local Enterprise Office funding.

For Communities

These grants can help your community achieve funding for energy master plans, community housing and funding for energy efficiency projects.

View Better Energy Community grants

Better Energy Community 

Residential funding:

Home Type Fuel Type Funding Level
Private Fuel Poor Up to 80%
Private Non-fuel Poor Up to 35%
Local Authority Up to 35%
Private Rented Houses Up to 35%
Housing Association Up to 50%

Non-residential:

Type Funding level
Not-for-profit/community 30% up to 50% (may be available subject to state rules and SEAI approval in advance)
Private and public sector Up to 30%
Public sector (exemplar) >30% ≤ 50%

For Public Sector

These grants can help schools, local authorities and other public sector bodies achieve funding for energy management improvements, sustainable energy concepts and funding for energy efficiency & renewable energy projects.

South East Energy Agency Local Authortity Grants

South East Energy Agency are a proud member of

Waterford Chambers South East Energy Agency

European Biogas Association Member South East Energy Agency

Kilkenny Chambers South East Energy Agency

Irish Solar Energy Council Member South East Energy Agency

County Wexford Chambers South East Energy Agency

Irish Green Building Council Member South East Energy Agency

Irish Energy Storage Association Member South East Energy Agency

Meitheal Na Gaoithe South East Energy Agency

County Carlow Chambers South East Energy Agency

Climate Aliance Member South East Energy Agency

Fedarene Member South East Energy Agency

Irish Bioenergy Association Member South East Energy Agency