New insulation is a big investment. It helps to reduce costs associated with heatng and cooling your home, keeps you and your family healthy, helps to maintain a comfortable indoor environment and even reduces your carbon footprint and impact on the environment.

There are a few different types of grants and programmes available in Ireland for homeowners looking to upgrade or install new insulation. Some of these programmes may also offer assistance with boiler and heating control upgrades and a range of other energy efficiency upgrades. 

Depending on your individual circumstances, you may receive grants that offer cash back after the measures are installed, discounts on your electricity or gas bill or even free insulation in limited circumstances. The insulation contractor you choose will help you with the application process.

Insulation grants help to reduce the cost of insulation, helping to pay for both the material and labour. You may be eligible for financial support. Let's help you find the right programme.


Use the table below to find a insulation grant or home energy efficiency upgrade programme:  

Better Energy Homes Scheme

Anyone that owns a home built before 2006 and lives in Ireland

Ranging from €300 to €6,000 depending on the measures installed 



KORE Warmer Homes Scheme


Individuals that own a house built before 2006 and collect Fuel Allowance, Jobseekers Allowance*, Family Income Supplement, One-Parent Family Payment or Domiciliary Care Allowance

Measures are provided at no cost as long as you fully qualify. Home must be owner-occupied

KORE Energy Efficiency Incentive

Electric Ireland customers who own a home built before 2006. May be combined with the Better Energy Homes Scheme as long as the requirements are met. Non-customers can take advantage by switching to Electric Ireland

Ranging from €32.00 to €1019.20. Discounts are applied directly to your electricity or gas bill




If you don't qualify for any of the insulation grants or programmes mentioned above, you may be able to avail of the Home Renovation Incentive Scheme (HRI). The HRI Scheme provides an income tax credit of 13.5 percent on repair, renovation or improvement works when carried out on a main home or rental property. The works must be carried out by a qualifying contractor.  

The total of the works must be at least €4,405 before VAT up to a maximum of €30,000. The income tax credit is payable over a two year period in the year following the repair, renovation or improvement. All works must be completed by 31 December 2016 for homeowners and landlords. 

Those availing of the Scheme must be Local Property Tax and Household Charge compliant. Landlords must also meet Private Residential Tenancies Board registration requirements. Contractors are required to be VAT and RCT registered, in addition to being tax compliant. Alll works are subject to a 13.5% VAT rate.

You can learn more by visiting Revenue online.