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When everyone has a home

Housing advice for Northern Ireland

Grants

You may be able to get a grant to make your home more energy efficient or if you need to adapt it because you, or someone else living there, has a disability. There are other grants, but these are only approved in exceptional circumstances.

Disabled facilities grants can be paid to help homeowners or private tenants who have a disability undertake certain adaptations recommended by an Occupational Therapist.

A repairs grant is available to help cover the cost of carrying out repairs required after your local council has issued a Notice of Disrepair on a protected tenancy or a Public Health Notice on any other property. You can get up to £7,500 depending on the type of work needed.

The Housing Executive has the authority to approve other grants, aside from the Disabled Facilities Grant and the Repair Grant. However, the Housing Executive will only approve the payment of these grants in very extreme circumstances. Grants will only be approved if the Housing Executive believes that there is an imminent and serious risk to the health or safety of the person living in the property.

You may be eligible for a grant if you own a property that has been flooded or is in a known flood risk area. This grant will allow homeowners to install physical barriers and equipment to help reduce the impact of flooding on their homes. Councils also provide emergency financial assistance to help with the cost of cleaning up after a flood.

You may be able to get a grant to help make your home more energy-efficient. Grants can help with new heating systems, insulation, lighting and heating controls. Each grant has its own rules about who can apply.