You can apply online - before you begin you will need
- Your electricity Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN) This number is generally located at the top of your Electricity Supplier Bill and is 11 digits long. Please note that the address associated with this MPRN will be used for all correspondence, with all grant paperwork dispatched to this address.
- E-mail address - You will need this so that we can send you confirmation of your application and send you other important information and reminders over the lifetime of your grant. In the instance where perhaps you don’t have a personal e-mail address please ask a relative or trusted close friend for use of their e-mail address.
- Dwelling details - The year in which the home was built - must be prior to 2006.
- Contractor Details - Ecowise Insulation Ltd. Unit 2, Ballybrit Ind. Est, Galway. Contractor ID: 10080
If you would rather make a paper application you can print a form here:
Insulation Grants are available to eligible applicants for undertaking the following works, in accordance with the requirements contractor Code of Practice Technical Specification. Please note that these insulation grant levels are different to those previously availabile under the Home Energy Saving Scheme.
- Carbon Incentive:€364
- Attic Insulation: €300
- Cavity Wall Insulation: €300
- BER Certificate: €50**
- Apartment: €1,200
- Semi or End of Terrace: €1,800
- Detached house: €2,400
Cash Insulation Grants are set value unless expenditure is below the set value, in which case the actual expenditure will be reimbursed.
**A Building Energy Rating (BER) is an integral part of all grant applications under the HES scheme, whereby homeowners must undertake a BER on their home after insulation grant aided works have been completed. A homeowner is entitled to BER funding of €50 once per home. This funding will be applied to your insulation grant application automatically, provided you have never applied previously for BER funding. You will be informed during the online insulation grant application process if BER funding is available for your home or as part of your Letter of Grant Offer if you have applied through the post.
Please note the minimum insulation grant amount for the first application must be €400. A BER grant, where applicable, does not count towards the €400 minimum. In the instance where a Contractor is completing works within his own home then only the cost of materials will be deemed qualifying expenditure. Grants are claimed after the measures are completed and the contractor has been paid by or entered a financing agreement with the homeowner.
Who can avail of the insulation grant?
It is a National Scheme and therefore all homeowners of dwellings built before 2006 may apply. Landlords and owners of multiple properties can also apply, once they submit a separate application per property.
How much are the insulation grants?
Grants for the different insulation applications are fixed for each type of measure.
Who can do the work?
In accordance with the Schemes Terms and Conditions, all works must be completed by a Contractor from the SEAI's Registered list. Please Note: Ecowise Insulation's Contractor ID per the SEAI Registered List is 10080.
When can I get the work done?
Grant approval must be in place prior to any purchase of materials or the commencement of works is undertaken. Work already undertaken is not eligible for a grant.
What is the minimum insulation grant I can apply for?
When a homeowner is making their first application the grant amount must be for €400 or greater. Therefore under the terms of the scheme on the first application the homeowner wishing to apply for the roof insulation grant for example must undertake at least one other application from the list to be eligible for the grant.
Applying for the Better Energy Home Scheme Grant for Insulation
Step 1: Scheme Registration
For instant approval, apply online at www.seai.ie/grants. Click on the Better Energy Home Scheme Link above and then apply online. You will need your M.P.R.N. number from your ESB Bill to complete the online application. For the purpose of applying online, Ecowise Insulations Contractor ID number is 10080. You do not need to have received a quote from any contractor prior to applying for the insulation grant and you have the opportunity to change contractor on the Declaration of Works form.
The Declaration of works forms will then be posted to you. When the works have been completed you then get the contractor to complete the declaration of works forms and you return them to S.E.I. where they will process your grant and refund your grant money to your bank account. This could take approximately six weeks.
Otherwise contact Sustainable Energy Ireland to request an application form to apply for the grant by emailing hes@SEAI.ie
or phone 1850 927000. Complete the form and return it to Sustainable Energy Ireland. Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEAI) will write to you to confirm that your home has been accepted on the scheme and you can then go ahead and get quotations for the work on your home.
Step 2: Getting a quote
Contact Ecowise Insulation at 091-768768 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a free, no obligation quotation
for all or some of the insulation works recommended. We will provide you with a competitive quotation along with a comprehensive proposal detailing all related works, offering a range of prices for varying qualities of materials and equipment to suit your specific budget.
Step 3: Insulation Work
We will schedule a convenient time to complete the relevant works, guaranteeing you the least amount of disruption. Once the work has been completed to your satisfaction and the final bill paid, we will complete the Declaration of Works forms which you then return to S.E.A.I.