Fully Funded Energy Upgrades and Save Money on Your Bills Today!

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Are you a homeowner receiving specific welfare payments and looking to reduce your energy bills? The Fully Funded Energy Upgrade Scheme, brought to you by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), might be just what you need! This scheme offers fully funded energy upgrades to eligible homeowners, helping them save money and energy. Here’s everything you need to know about this fantastic opportunity.

Who Qualifies?

To be eligible for the Fully Funded Energy Upgrade Scheme, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. You must own and live in your own home, and it must be your main residence.
  2. Your home was built and occupied before 2006.
  3. You receive one of the following welfare payments:
    • 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.

How It Works:

  1. Check Your Eligibility: You can now check your eligibility for the scheme using the new online application feature. Alternatively, you can apply using the paper-based application pathway. Make sure to refer to SEAI’s privacy notices before applying. Check
  2. Waiting Times: Please note that due to high demand, there may be waiting times before your home can be upgraded. Currently, the approximate wait times for each stage of the application process are as follows:
    • Pre-works BER: Approximately 8 – 10 months from application.
    • Survey: Approximately 14 months from application.
    • Works Completed: Approximately 24 – 26 months from application.
    • Post-works BER/Inspection: Approximately 2 – 3 months after works are completed.
  3. Funding: SEAI’s Fully Funded Energy Upgrades are co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union through the ERDF Northern and Western and Southern, Eastern & Midland Regional Programmes 2021-27.
  4. How to Apply:
    • Read the Scheme and Application Guidelines. Apply
    • Complete the Application Form and, if relevant, the Carers Allowance Confirmation Form.
    • Have the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) complete the relevant section of the application form.
    • Submit your application by post to: Fully Funded Energy Upgrades Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland PO BOX 119 Cahirciveen Co. Kerry

Benefits of the Scheme:

  • Fully Funded Upgrades: Enjoy fully funded energy upgrades for your home, helping you save money on your energy bills.
  • Reduce Energy Bills: By upgrading your home’s energy efficiency, you’ll see significant reductions in your energy bills.
  • Expert Recommendations: An SEAI surveyor will recommend upgrades tailored to your property’s needs, ensuring you get the most effective improvements.
  • Hassle-Free Process: From application to completion, the process is straightforward, with expert guidance provided every step of the way.

Upgrades Offered:

The upgrades offered under the scheme may include:

  • Attic insulation
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • External wall insulation
  • Internal wall insulation
  • Secondary work such as lagging jackets, draught proofing, and energy-efficient lighting
  • New heating systems and windows (occasionally recommended)

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to make your home more energy-efficient and save money on your bills. Apply for the Fully Funded Energy Upgrade Scheme today and start enjoying the benefits of a more energy-efficient home!

Fully Funded Energy Upgrades and Save Money on Your Bills Today!

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