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March 26, 2009

Kildare Homeowners Can Now Apply for Insulation Grants

Kildare homeowners can now apply for new insulation grants according to local Fianna Fail TD Seán Ó Feargháil. Already more than 75,000 homeowners nationwide have expressed their interest in the grants scheme.  

“The Government has provided €100 million for those seeking to make their homes more energy efficient.  The grants will be provided under two different schemes.  The Home Energy Saving Scheme is for private, middle income homes and will provide funding for people to install roof insulation, cavity wall insulation, internal wall insulation, external wall insulation, high efficiency boiler plus heating control upgrade and a heating control upgrade.”  

“The Warmer Homes Scheme is part of the Low Income Housing Programme and is aimed at those on low incomes or a social welfare allowance.  This programme provides for the install of energy efficiency measures in low income and local authority housing through community based organisations.  Energy efficiency improvements include upgrading the fabric of the building with attic insulation, cavity wall insulation, draught proofing and providing lagging jackets.”  

“Any Kildare homeowners who are interested in applying for these grants should be aware that applications will now be accepted.  There has been a huge amount of interest in the scheme and I would encourage anyone who would like to apply for a grant to do so at the earliest opportunity.”

“I’m not surprised that there has been such interest in this programme given the cost savings and environmental benefits. It is estimated that savings of as much as €700 a year can be made on household heating bills alone with the right energy efficiency measures in place.”

“Anyone interested in the schemes can apply online or get further information at or by phoning 1850 927 000,” concluded Deputy Ó Feargháil.