South East Energy Agency Invites Communities and Businesses to explore Community Grant Opportunities as the application deadline looms.
South East Energy Agency is pleased to announce an informative online workshop focused on the 2023 SEAI Community Energy Grant application. As the November 2023 deadline for the next application cycle looms, the agency is eager to assist potential applicants in accessing energy efficiency project funding.
The SEAI's Community Energy Grant Scheme offers grants providing up to 50% funding for community projects, including not-for-profits, charities, housing associations, and up to 30% funding for businesses, SMEs, public sector entities, and commercial buildings.
Join the free online workshop on Wednesday, September 20th, from 2pm to 3pm, as we discuss funding opportunities for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. This workshop will cover topics, such as what constitutes a successful grant application, who is eligible for funding, and which measures are supported.Alex Hamilton, a highly experienced energy expert will provide valuable advice and practical tips for achieving success for anyone preparing to apply for SEAI’s Community grant funding.
Community Energy Grant offers win-win grant aid solution for businesses, SMEs, AHBs, Tidy Towns Groups, hotels, co-operatives, community groups, retail outlets, schools, sports and GAA clubs, public sector organisations, housing associations, and individuals, who are encouraged to attend this brief information session.
Key objectives of this online event include:
- Providing comprehensive information on how the SEAI's Community Energy Grant funding operates.
- Presenting updated guidelines and the timeline for 2023.
- Explaining the process of obtaining grant funding and reducing energy costs.
- Showcasing examples of successful projects completed in recent years.
- Opportunity to ask questionsand share ideas.
“In Waterford and Wexford,we’ve helped the local authority and several community groups and businesses, among the Stafford'sBakery and CappoquinCommunity Centre achieve significant savings.”
“In Waterford, we helped Waterford County Council’s Dungarvan Machinery Yard Depot achieve significant savings by supporting the installation of a solar PV System, insulation upgrades and 2 electric vehicle charge points, saving them up to €18,000 per annum on their energy costs.”
“At the CappoquinCommunity Centre in Waterford, we helped theminstall a solar PV system, insulation and lighting upgrades that helps achieve significantenergy savings and reduce the carbon footprint of the building, saving them up to up to €4,800 per annum on their energy costs.”
“In New RossWexford, we helped the Woodbine Heights Community Centre achieve 50% savings on its annual energy bills, saving them up to €1,100per annum on their energy costs.”
“We helped Stafford’s Bakery in Wexford achieve savings of €130,000 per annum on energy cost through the installation of PV panel system and roof insulation upgrades.”
“In Wexford TownonCollege View, we helped Wexford County Council to retrofit 12 x 1-bedroom bungalows. Major energy upgrade works were carried out to improve the low BER ratings to an A rating.”
“You must have an energy audit to apply for a grant and the cut-off is before November. We can do that audit, help you through the grant process and project manage the entire upgrade. The Community Energy Grant is a fantastic initiative, but people need to get their audit done now,” she added.
For more information and to register for this event, please visit:https://southeastenergy.ie/events/