Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability (Private Houses)
Funding is provided for local authorities expenditure incurred on the suite of adaptation grants for older people and people with a disability.
The suite of grants available to private home owners are 80% funded by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, with a 20% contribution from the resources of each local authority. Three distinct grant types are available.
- The Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability assists people with a disability to have necessary adaptations, repairs or improvement works carried out in order to make their accommodation more suitable for their needs.
- The Mobility Aids Grant is available to fast track grants to cover a basic suite of works to address the mobility problems of a member of a household. Qualifying works include the provision of stair lifts, level access showers, access ramps, grab rails and some minor adaptation works.
- The Housing Aid for Older People provides grants of up to €8,000 to assist older people living in poor housing conditions to have necessary repairs or improvements carried out. Grant eligible works include structural repairs or improvements, re-wiring, repairs to or replacement of windows and doors, provision of water supply and sanitary facilities, provision of heating, cleaning, painting etc.
To apply you must contact your Local Authority