New grant for upgrading old buildings

Cobh, Co Cork

Local authorities are offering up to €50k for you to renovate a vacant property to live in.

In this article we cover:

  • How much you can get from the new grant
  • How to check if you qualify
  • Types of work elegible
  • Inspections and clawback clauses
  • How the grant works


Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email

Co Meath direct labour new build

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