Housing Schemes

COPE Galway



• Domestic Violence: a new facility for Domestic Violence Refuge, COPE Galway received €1.1. million for restoration and now has full planning permission to progress to construction phase

Rebuilding Galway



• Last year we launched Rebuilding Ireland, the Government’s Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness
• 150 new social housing units across Galway
• Refurbishment of vacant homes across Galway
• We introduced a Help-To-Buy scheme, a 5% tax rebate to help first-time buyers of new builds
• Renters will benefit from the Strategy for the Rental Sector which will provide for long-term tenure of choice for families
• We are committed to delivering 47,000 new social housing units

Housing Aid for Older People Scheme



Up to 95% grant in owner-occupied homes, for persons aged 66 or over, to cover the costs of up to €8,000 in necessary improvements – rewiring, roof repair, central heating (where none). The annual income of all household members must be under €30,000 for the full grant, dropping on a graduated basis to 30% for incomes €50,000 – €60,000, but no grant after that.

Warmer Homes Scheme



Insulation Scheme for homeowners available to on Fuel Allowance, Jobseeker’s Allowance for over 6 months with children under 7, or on FIS, through Energy Action (01 454 5464) and Warmer Homes Scheme (1800 250 204).

Better Energy Home Scheme



Provides grants to homeowners for homes built before 2006: insulation of attic, cavity wall, internal/external wall, heating control with boiler upgrade. Grants will typically cover 20% – 30% of the full cost. Energy savings of up to 50% can be achieved (1850 927 000)

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