Carlow is to share in €25m funding to make local homes and businesses more energy efficient

2nd September, 2019


Carlow is to share in €25m funding to make local homes and businesses more energy efficient, local Fine Gael TD Pat Deering has confirmed,

Deering said: “Today my colleague the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton, has announced 57 successful applicants to the SEAI Communities grant scheme.

Projects in Carlow that have received funding under this scheme include:

Carlow County Council, St. Catherine’s Community Services, SuperValu Carlow, Bagenalstown Family Resourse Centre, NCBI Carlow, Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Castlepark Apartments.

“The grant funding will help deliver energy upgrades to these residential and business buildings that will lead to lower energy bills, reduced emissions and warmer, healthier homes and businesses.

“The overall project will see upgrades to nearly 700 homes and 570 community and commercial buildings which will eliminate 34,746 tonnes of CO2 annually – this is the equivalent of taking more than 11,000 internal combustion engine cars off the road.

“This is an important and innovative step in helping us reach our targets under the Climate Action Plan.

Minister Bruton said: “These grants will support communities to drive projects which will deliver significant upgrades to groups of homes and businesses in their local area. Not only will these upgrades help us deliver on our climate commitments, but they will result in cleaner, healthier, warmer homes and businesses and cheaper energy bills.”

Notes to Editors

Key stats for SEAI community funding

  • 57 projects supported under the SEAI Communities grant scheme 2019 (Details of the 57 projects are listed in the attachment)
  • €25.3M total government grant funding, towards €65.8M total project costs, will achieve energy upgrades in 698 homes and 570 non-domestic buildings supported.
  • Cumulatively the programme has now supported upgrades in 18,200 homes and 2,570 non-domestic buildings.
  • 34,676 tonnes CO2 emission reductions annually