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This scheme aims to improve the energy efficiency and comfort conditions of homes occupied by vulnerable households in receipt of the National Fuel Allowance Scheme through the installation of draught proofing, attic insulation, lagging jackets, low energy light bulbs and cavity wall insulation where appropriate.
Fuel poverty has been defined as the inability to heat ones home to an adequate (i.e. safe and comfortable) level owing to low household income and poor, energy inefficient housing and also the need to spend greater than 10% of household income on fuel to achieve an acceptable level of comfort and amenity.
Homes eligible for this scheme are identified locally via networks drawn from the statutory and voluntary sector such as community-based organisations.  The focus is on privately owned and rented homes. The homeowner must be in receipt of a Fuel Allowance Payment and can contact their respective local organisation.
Grant Procedure
The improved energy facilities are provided to the homeowner at a nominal fee of normally less than €100.  The remainder of the costs are funded by the WHS.  No monies are paid directly to the homeowner under this scheme.
Current Local WHS Organisations
These are some of the locally based groups:
IRD Duhallow (North Cork) Tel: 029-60633
West Cork Community Partnership (West Cork) Tel: 027-52266
SAFE- Northside Community Enterprise Tel: 021-4228101 or 0

Outside areas

The scheme is not nation wide yet. If your house is outside of one of the coverage areas you can contact SEI directly and they will inform you when your area is in service.


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