2016 Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme Grants Deadline
The 2016 better energy warmer homes scheme grants deadline is the 26th of February next. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is calling on communities to apply for €20 million available in grant support for energy efficiency upgrades to homes, businesses and community buildings to be carried out in 2016.
On 9th December 2015, Minister for Energy Alex White, TD announced €20 million in grant offers for local communities under the 2016 Better Energy Communities warmer homes scheme grants. The scheme, which is administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), has supported 260 community energy efficiency projects over the last four years. As a result over 12,000 homes, community, private and public buildings have received energy efficiency upgrades, supporting several hundred jobs each year.
Key Dates for Better Energy Communities 2016:
•Tuesday 26th January: Better Energy Communities 2016 will be open for acceptance of applications
•Friday 26th February at 1pm sharp: Better Energy Communities 2016 application submission deadline
•Friday 14th October: Project completion deadline*
*Note: SEAI may request earlier completion deadlines and project will be informed at letter of offer stage of completion deadline.
The Government’s Better Energy Communities programme, administered by SEAI, has already supported 260 community energy retrofit projects over the last four years. As a result over 12,000 homes and community buildings have received energy upgrades, supporting up to 3,500 jobs over the period.
SEAI Interim Chief Executive, William Walsh said: “This will be the fifth year of operation for the Better Energy Communities programme and with over 12,000 homes and buildings upgraded to date we are seeing fantastic results in terms of energy efficiency savings and improvements in the comfort of accommodation. We want to continue to spread these results across the country and show new communities how they too can take part and benefit. I’d ask small community groups to consider starting this journey with SEAI and identify projects that will improve the efficiency and comfort of local buildings, and in the process create jobs and help the environment.”
SEAI is seeking innovative and pioneering partnerships for delivery between e.g. the public and private sectors, domestic and non-domestic sectors, commercial and not-for-profit organisations and energy suppliers. Applications must be submitted by 1pm on Friday 26th February 2016 and successful projects must be fully completed by Friday the 14th October 2016.
Download the Application form here.
For more information visit the SEAI website here.