The SEAI Community Grant stands as a beacon, illuminating the path toward energy efficiency in Irish communities. This grant program annually supports diverse projects across Ireland, managed by registered SEAI Project Co-ordinators. With a commitment to community benefits, innovation, and sustainable solutions, the SEAI Community Grant is at the forefront of ushering in a new era of energy efficiency.
The SEAI Community Grant aims to deliver energy savings to a wide spectrum of beneficiaries, including homeowners, community groups, private sector organisations, and public sector bodies. Communities are uplifted as shared buildings such as GAA clubs, libraries, and sports halls undergo energy efficiency enhancements. Commercial organisations experience heightened competitiveness through reduced energy costs, while homes are transformed into comfortable havens, mitigating the impact of energy poverty.
- Community Benefits:
- Enhancing shared community buildings.
- Fostering collaboration among diverse organisations.
- Multiple Elements, Not a Single Focus: Implementing multifaceted energy solutions.
- Mix of Sustainable Solutions: Embracing a variety of sustainable measures.
- Innovation and Project Ambition: Encouraging forward-thinking initiatives.
- Justified Energy Savings: Demonstrating tangible and verifiable energy efficiency gains.
- An Ability to Deliver the Project: Ensuring effective project implementation.
The SEAI Community Grant encompasses a range of measures to elevate energy efficiency:
- Building Fabric Upgrades: Enhancing the structural components of buildings.
- Technology and System Upgrades: Incorporating cutting-edge technologies for improved efficiency.
- Integration of Control Systems: Implementing smart control systems.
- Integration of Renewable Energy Sources: Harnessing the power of renewable energy.
- Domestic Combined Fabric Upgrade: Elevating energy efficiency in residential settings.
- Single Building Demonstration Projects: Exploring innovative solutions for individual buildings.
How the Program Works:
- All projects must have a community-oriented, cross-sectoral approach.
- Project Coordinators manage the entire process, from project submission to grant application and contractor works.
- Partnership is crucial, with a diverse range of organizations collaborating for successful community energy projects.
- If you are a business owner, community service operator, homeowner, or retail owner, connect with a Project Coordinator.
- Project Coordinators are actively seeking prospective projects, so reach out at the earliest opportunity to discuss your energy efficiency aspirations.
Program Standards and Requirements:
- Adherence to SEAI Contractor Code of Practice and Building Regulations.
- Registration of contractors with SEAI where applicable.
- Implementation of optimal solutions.
- Minimum Building Energy Rating (BER) uplift of 100 kWh/m²/yr for completed domestic buildings.
- Submission of 10 pre-BERs at the application stage.
- Publication of pre and post BERs for all homes, supported under Building Energy Communities (BEC).
Energise your community with the SEAI Community Grant – forging a sustainable and efficient future for Irish communities. Connect with a Project Coordinator and embark on the journey toward energy efficiency today!
Also note that for non domestic projects a grant evaluation process will apply the following value for money checks in addition to the eligibility and evaluation criteria.
- For grant values of €500,000 or higher, the grant value will be capped at a maximum value of €850/tCO2 (annual).
- For grant values of €50,000 to €500,000, the grant value will be capped at a maximum value of €1,000/tCO2 (annual).
- For grant values of less than €50,000, no additional value for money test will be applied
For more information see: https://www.seai.ie/grants/community-grants/
Grant applications are a key specialty of Celtic Dynamics. We actively research and apply for grants on behalf of your company, ensuring you can access available financial assistance to optimise the overall cost of your energy projects.
How to Proceed:
Ready to secure funding for your energy-saving projects? Book a call with Celtic Dynamics to discuss the details further and receive a customised quotation. Our Energy Grant Applications service is designed to enhance your chances of success in securing grants for your energy initiatives.