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Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant

What is it?

The Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant is a new scheme introduced by government if you are turning a vacant house or building built prior to 2007 into your permanent home or a rental property.


How much is available?

A grant of up to €50,000 is available. If the property is derelict or requires certified structural work, a top-up grant amount of up to €20,000 is available. It can also be combined with SEAI energy grants which provides grants of up to €27,000.


What conditions apply?

The property must be vacant for a period of 2 years immediately prior to making an application. You must live in the property as your principle private residence or make it available for rent for a period of 10 years,
clawbacks may apply if this condition is not maintained. The grant is paid following certification of completed works.


How can I apply?

Applications can be made via Waterford City and County Council. Application forms can be downloaded from

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