A 35% Grant from SEAI through the Better Energy Communities/New National Retrofit Scheme will be available for 2020/21. Homeowners need to demonstrate the amount of Kwh/yr. (energy) savings after their upgrade works have been carried out. We are now taking applications for both the New National retrofit Scheme and the Better Energy Communities scheme.

For 2021 ECTC will now be your One Stop Shop for Retrofits that  includes Technical Surveys, Contractors Quotations, Project management, Quality Assurance and partnership with local financial institutions offering Green Loans.

To Register your interest click here

Grant measures that obtain a 35% Grant include

  • Attic Insulation at ceiling level only
  • Cavity Wall Insulation, External Wall Insulation
  • Heating Controls upgrade
  • Stove (room heater only)
  • Windows & Doors (maximum €2,000)
  • Solar panels, Photovoltaic panels

Grant measures that obtain a 35% Grant include – maximum €6,500

* Heat pump (Air to Water)


Under this scheme grant aid for Better Energy Communities upgrades are available for houses that were built pre-2006, for Heat pumps only built pre – 2011.

A BER assessment is required on your home before and after works have been complete, this will be organised for you by the scheme. The post work BER must be a B2 minimum.

A technical assessment will need to be carried out on your home,each homeowner will be obliged to pay €575 towards the cost  of this assessment.This document will detail the works that will need to be carried out on your home in order to achieve the required BER rating of B2.


  1. 100% of the total quoted price must be paid to ECTC before any works commence on site by the Contractor. This money will be held by ECTC and will only be released to the Contractor once all works have been signed off, and the after BER has been carried out.
  2. All invoices and receipts from the Contractor will be dealt with by ECTC, and will be the basis of the drawing down of the Grant money from.
  3. All works must be completed by October 2021 so that Grant Aid can be drawn down from SEAI.
  1. The applicant must be the owner of the home of which the grant application is made (not applicable to mobile homes, caravans, houseboats or other temporary dwellings).
  2. As part of its aim to promote Tipperary having energy efficient communities, there may be a need for awareness activities including case studies, site visits, media and other promotional materials etc. Individual householders may be asked to allow upgrade works to be viewed for these purposes on a voluntary basis


To Register your interest in this scheme click here