Old Buildings

Grants available towards upgrading Historic Buildings.

Home Energy Grants

Attic Insulation - Value: €400

Internal insulation/ Dry Lining

  • Apartment/ Mid-terrace house - Value €1,600
  • Semi-detached house/ End Terrace - Value €2,200
  • Detached house - Value €2,400

Heat Pump System Air to Water – Value €3,500

The Deep Retrofit Grant Scheme is now closed which included floor insulation and window upgrade.

(If you qualify for the Warmer Homes scheme and your house has single glazed windows, these could be replaced for free.) Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland Home Energy Grants.

Administering Body: Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland (SEAI) www.seaigrants.ie.

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Green Home Improvement Loan

This loan is available for eligible SEAI Home Energy related upgrades.

  • Minimum Loan: €5,000 
  • Maximum Loan: €75,000

Administering Body: An Post Money Green Home Improvement Loan www.bonkers.ie.

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Home Improvement Loans

Towards Green Energy savings.

Administering Body: Sarsfield Credit Union, Glentworth Street, Limerick Phone: 061 317910.

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Built Heritage Investment Scheme

This assists owner and occupiers of recognised heritage buildings and structures (e.g. Protected Structures, Proposed Protected Structures and structures within proposed Conservation Areas) undertake conservation work to their properties.

Minimum award - €2,500. Max award - €15,000 to a standard maximum permissible benefit of 50% having regard to other publicly funded measures and initiatives.

Works approved under this scheme must meet all statutory requirements including the need for planning permission where appropriate.

Administering Body: Limerick City and County Council, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

Contact: Tom Cassidy, Architectural Conservation Officer. Phone: 061 556367.

For more information, click here.

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Historic Structures Fund

The primary focus of this fund is on Conservation and enhancement of historic structures and buildings for the benefit of communities and the public.  It aims to enable conservation works to be carried out on heritage structures which are deemed to be significant and in need of urgent support.

Applications can be made to Limerick City and County Council for grants ranging from €15,000 to €50,000 and €50,000 to €200,000 (closing date: 31/01/2020).

Or if a state funded organisation, applications can be made directly to the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. (closing date: 14/02/2020).

For more information, click here.

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Connect to the Grid Initiative

Grants have been given for traditional windows, traditional facade building works. Launched in 2019 but unlikely to run in 2020 as Limerick City and County Council has to match fund this from its rates base which has been greatly reduced.

Administering Body: Creative Ireland in conjunction with Limerick City and County Council.

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This service is provided by

Urban Innovation

Phone +353 61 556000
Limerick City and County Council, Merchant's Quay, Limerick V94 EH90