Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Sustainable Energy Community Mentor Dr Orla Nic Suibhne and Cllr Shelly Herterich Quinn are hosting a walk-in clinic for the Warmer Homes Program tomorrow from 11am-1pm at Amicitia on Old Church Street, Athens, H65 NR28.
The clinic will be for people interested in applying for the program where free energy upgrades are available for homeowners who receive certain social assistance payments.
About the plan
The SEAI provides free energy upgrades to homeowners who receive certain social benefits.
Changes as of February 8, 2022
The program will target the worst performing properties, prioritizing homes that were built and occupied before 1993 and have a pre-work BER of E, F or G. Existing applications will not be affected by this change. For the first time, applications will be accepted from eligible homeowners who previously received aid under the scheme, but who could still benefit from even greater measures. The eligibility criteria for the scheme will also be extended to include those who have been on disability benefit for more than 6 months and who have a child under the age of 7.