Warmer Home Scheme

SEAI deliver fully funded energy upgrades to homeowners who receive certain welfare payments. If you qualify for the scheme it can help to make your home warmer, healthier, and cheaper to run.

Upgrades Offered 

  • Attic insulation
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • External wall insulation
  • Internal wall insulation
  • Secondary work such as lagging jackets, draught proofing and energy efficient lighting
  • New heating systems and windows are occasionally recommended


  • You must own and live in your own home
  • Your home was built and occupied before 2006
  • You receive one of the following welfare payments
    • Fuel Allowance as part of the National Fuel Scheme
    • Job Seekers Allowance for over 6 months and have a child under 7 years of age
    • Working Family Payment
    • One Parent Family Payment
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance
    • Carers Allowance and live with the person you are caring for
    • Disability Allowance for over 6 months and have a child under 7 years of age

To Apply for the Warmer Home Scheme

Call 018082004


visit SEAI website

Deep Retrofit Pilot Programme

As housing continues to pose one of the greatest energy efficiency challenges in Ireland, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) have created the Deep Retrofit Pilot programme to tackle this challenge.

The new SEAI grant aims to investigate the challenges and opportunities of deep retrofit, with the initial focus on the Irish housing stock built prior to 2010. SEAI estimates that a sum of over €35 billion will be required over 35 years to make the existing housing stock low carbon by 2050.

At Leitrim Warmer Homes, it allows us to ensure multi measures are being carried out on a dwelling and allows us to carry these out effectively.

The Deep Retrofit Grant aims to prevent single measures being carried out on a home which can result in overspending on the home owner’s behalf.

For example, if a home owner were to have a single measure such as a boiler replacement carried out, without addressing the need for insulation in the home, the home owner won’t see the benefit of money spent due to the heat loss occurring because of the lack of insulation.

The Deep Retrofit programme allows us to project manage from start to finish, ensuring the home energy project is completed in full as a whole and ensures a minimum of an A3 BER (Building Energy Rating Certificate)

The whole idea is to tackle underperforming Irish homes, which means if a household spends more than 10% of its disposable income on energy costs, its considered energy poor/underperforming. Carrying out these measures effectively ensures health; comfort and wellbeing are considered along with energy consumption and performance.