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Grants (Private Housing)

The Grant Schemes which are currently administrated by Longford County Council are as follows;

Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability.

The Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability is available to assist in the carrying out of works which are reasonably necessary for the purposes of rendering a house more suitable for the accommodation of a person with a disability who has an enduring physical, sensory, mental health or intellectual impairment. The types of works allowable under the scheme include the provision of access ramps, downstairs toilet facilities, stair-lifts, accessible showers, adaptations to facilitate wheelchair access and any other works which are reasonably necessary for the purposes of rendering a house more suitable for the accommodation of a person with a disability. The effective maximum grant is €30,000 or 95% of the approved cost of the works, whichever is the lesser. The grant is means tests and is based on the income of the property owner and all other household members.

Application Form: Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability

Mobility Aids Housing Grant

The Mobility Aids Housing Grant is available to cover a basic suite of works to address mobility problems, primarily, but not exclusively, associated with ageing. The works grant aided under the scheme include grab-rails, access ramps; level access showers, stair-lifts and other minor works deemed necessary to facilitate the mobility needs of a member of a household. The effective maximum grant is €6,000 or 100% of the approved cost of the works, whichever is the lesser. The grant is available to households whose gross annual household income (property owner and all other household members) does not exceed €30,000.

Application Form: Mobility Aids Housing Grant Scheme

Housing Aid for Older People.

The Scheme of Housing Aid for Older People is available to assist older people living in poor housing conditions to have necessary repairs or improvements carried out. The applicant must be over 66 years of age. The types of works grant aided under the scheme include re-roofing, re-wiring, and the provision of central heating (where none exists).
The effective maximum grant is €8,000 or 95% of the approved cost of the works, whichever is the lesser. The grant is means tests and is based on the income of the property owner and all other household members.

Application Form: Housing Aid for Older People

Note on Insulation.

There is no grant available from Longford County Council for such works. These grants are available from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (Ph: 1850 927 000 or see website www.seai.ie).
Longford Warmer Homes may be able to assist with insulation for private homes where the household is in receipt of certain social welfare payments. For details contact Longford Warmer Homes directly.
Contact Details - 043 3393255 / www.lwh.ie / info@lwh.ie

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