Applications now open for SEAI Community Energy Grant Scheme 2019
17,500 homes and 2,000 non domestic buildings upgraded to date
The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D., today (Monday the 26th of November) launched the SEAI Community Energy Grant Scheme for 2019. Applications are now open and up to €25 million of Government funds are available towards projects that deliver energy savings to communities, including public buildings, homes and businesses.
Minister Bruton is currently developing an all of government plan to make Ireland a leader in responding to climate change. Helping homes and businesses to upgrade to more energy efficient premises is crucial to achieving our goals. The SEAI Community Energy Grant Scheme supports partnerships between communities, businesses and the public sector to deliver energy improvements in buildings across the country. The launch took place at St Luke’s Court, Coolock where Dublin City Council completed a major heating upgrade, just one element of a larger €2.3 million project with partners Dublin City University and Retrofit Energy Ireland Ltd.
To date €125 million in community grants has underpinned over €300 million investment in upgrades to 17,500 homes, 2000 non domestic buildings. The annual energy savings are estimated in excess of €50 million.
Opening the application process, Minister Bruton said, “The decisions we make now will define the next century. I am currently developing an all of government plan to make Ireland a leader in responding to climate change, not a follower. We are investing up to €25 million in these grants, to help homes and businesses right across the country upgrade to more energy efficient premises. I would urge all communities, big and small, interested in being more sustainable in their energy use, to explore the fantastic opportunities presented by this fund.”
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