SEAI Capital Grants
EcoMerit has a long-standing relationship with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and EcoMerit is registered with SEAI as a Sustainable Energy Community.
EcoMerit member organisations can use their EcoMerit Certification as a route to access grant aid for energy-saving capital projects under the SEAI ‘Better Energy Communities’ grant scheme. The EcoMerit support for compiling these grant applications is free of charge.
To date, 45 member organisations have been awarded a total of €992,446 under this scheme. These are a mix of commercial, publically funded and charitable EcoMerit member organisations.
The grant-aided works will save the beneficiary organisations a total of €622,979 per year in energy costs, and reduce their annual carbon emissions by 2,145 tonnes. The total value of the projects supported to date is €2.7 million.
EcoMerit compiles the grant applications and project manages the overall programme. Over the last six years we have achieved a 100% success record in converting our applications to grant awards. By way of comparison, SEAI typically reject around 40% of grant applications.
Applications are invited early each year, and a key to success is early planning. Members and prospective members should contact us well in advance to explore any energy-saving project which might benefit from grant support.