Grants of 29% are still available for homes seeking insulation, stoves and boilers their homes under funding secured by Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative. The goal of these community-run schemes is to save energy and create work in the area.
Since securing an offer of funding from SEAI for INSULATION and ENERGY EFFICIENCY work, community volunteers have been hard at work. Project manager Marcella Maher Keogh has been in contact with householders, and our approved contractors have been surveying the work to be done.
While the Fuel Allowance places have been filled, there are still 29% grants available for householders looking to do the following measures under SEAI’s BETTER ENERGY COMMUNITY INSULATION SCHEME. (NOTE: this is the only grant available for stoves and windows. Two upgrade items are required to avail of this 29% Grant. It is open to all homes in Tipperary and neighbouring areas. Works to be complete by October 30th 2015).
The energy efficiency measures include:
Attic Insulation/Cavity wall insulation
External wall insulation
Condensing Oil / Gas boilers
Room Heater Stoves
Heating control upgrades & Climotes
Windows & door replacement
Chimney Draught Limiters
A number of examples are given below of approximate costs, and grant back to the householders. These upgrades are based on a whole house solution and not just one room in your house being upgraded. Should you require more information please contact the project manager – Marcella Maher Keogh on 086 1080356 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Participating communities in Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative are
Drombane Upperchurch: (Chairperson – Noel Byrne)
Kilcommon Rearcross: (Chairperson – Noel McMahon, acting)
Lorrha Rathcabbin: (Chairperson – Alan Madden)
Birdhill: (Chairperson – Aileen Campion)
Carrig Riverstown: (Chairperson – John Smith)
Cloughjordan: (Chairperson –Tom Killackey)
Borrisokane: (Chairperson – Miriam Lewis)
Loughmore Castleiney Energy Group
Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative is a not-for-profit community-run company set up between a number of Tipperary voluntary parish groups to create community benefit through insulation and energy efficiency schemes. Our main website is www.energycommunties.wordpress.com
This initiative is assisted by North Tipperary LEADER Partnership, with bridging finance provided by Clann Credo, the Social Investment Fund. Advice is provided by Tipperary Energy Agency. Overall funding provided by *Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). Our Energy Supplier Partner on the Project is SSE Airtricity.