Applying for a grant
Due to funding restrictions, the Housing Executive has restricted its award of grants. You can still apply for the mandatory Repairs Grant and the Disabled Facilities Grant but awards for other grants will only be approved in exceptional circumstances.
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.
The Housing Executive will only consider your application if you outline what type of work you need carried out and include an estimate of the cost.
The Housing Executive may not agree to accept any new preliminary enquiries while their grants programme is affected by the funding shortfall.
The grants application procedure
You must apply using the Housing Executive's form. The grant from the Housing Executive may not cover the actual cost of the work, even if you are given a 100% grant. More
Completing your application
The application form asks questions about your personal details, your housing situation, your income and the type of work you need. You need to get a referral from an Occupational Therapist when applying for a Disabled Facilities Grant. More
After you have applied for a grant
There are two stages to applying for a home improvement grant. You shouldn't start building work until you get formal approval from the Housing Executive. Building control and planning permission are not the same as formal approval. More
Completing the work
You must complete the work within 12 months of receiving formal written approval from the Housing Executive. The Housing Executive will issue a ‘certificate of completion’ if it is up to standard. You will then receive the grant money. More
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