|Due to a funding shortfall, the Housing Executive is currently restricting the award of grants. While you can still apply for mandatory grants, there may be restrictions on applications for discretionary grants. You can find out more about this measure by visiting our page on Prioritisation of grants
If you own your home you are usually responsible for carrying out repairs and improvements. Your landlord is usually responsible for major repairs if you rent your home.
You may be able to get a grant from the Housing Executive to carry out repairs to maintain the standard of your home.
Housing Executive and housing association tenants can't apply for a grant. Contact your local District Office or your housing association if you need your home repaired.
Who can apply?
Each grant has different rules about who can apply. You must usually be over 18 and own or rent the property. Housing Executive and housing association tenants can't apply for a home improvement grant. More
Applying for a grant
You must apply for a grant in writing. There are two stages – preliminary and formal. You must get formal approval from the Housing Executive before starting any work. More
Will I always get a grant?
You can always apply for a disabled facilities grant and a repairs grant. The Housing Executive targets the other grants at people, areas and properties that need the most help. More
What grants are available?
There are seven grants available to help you keep, repair or improve your home. Which grants are available depends on the type of work needed, your personal circumstances and the area you live in. More
How much will I get?
The amount of money available depends on the type of grant you apply for, the amount of work that needs to be carried out and your circumstances. A grant isn't guaranteed to cover the actual cost of the building work. More
If you are unhappy with the way the Housing Executive is dealing with your grants application use the Housing Executive's complaints procedure. If the Housing Executive don’t change the decision you may be able to complain to the Ombudsman or apply for a judicial review. More
Rural Priority Areas
If you are a tenant or owner occupier living in a designated Rural Priority Area as defined by the Housing Executive, you may be eligible to enhanced grant aid. More
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