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 a bid to tackle dereliction and encourage people to move back to rural towns and villages, the ROI government is now offering renovators up to €50,000 to refurbish vacant buildings.

Croí Cónaithe (Towns) Fund Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant offers up to €30,000 for the refurbishment of a vacant property, or up to €50,000 if the property is derelict. Both amounts are inclusive of VAT and the grant went live on July 14, 2022.



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

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