Northern Ireland Home Renovation Grants

Northern Ireland Home Renovation Grants For Ireland Residents

Home renovations can be a monster (kitchen, bathroom), especially when your bank account isn’t that much zero-friendly to the right side. In other words, the project can be costly, not forgetting time-consuming and inconveniencing. The inconveniences, you can deal with; the time, you can try; but wait until you ask for quotes from contractors. This may not always be the case, but let’s face it; sometimes you just can’t hack covering all those costs. But should this stop you from enjoying a safer, more comfortable home? In my opinion, not at all, it shouldn’t! This is where grants for home renovation come in handy.

Whether you own a home in Northern Ireland, or you’re planning to, the northeastern Ireland country never ceases to amaze. Even better, renovation grants are available for homeowners as well as those intending to buy property in the region. These are mostly for those who need support with renovation projects but can’t afford them at the moment. Here are some examples of Northern Ireland home renovation grants you may be eligible for.

Northern Ireland Home Renovation Grants – 3 Options

1. The NIHE Renovation Grant

The home renovation grant is part of Northern Ireland Home Improvements Grants Scheme. It is administered by NIHE, also known as Northern Ireland Housing Executive in full. NIHE is the county’s major housing authority that has served its citizens for more than 5 decades now. The grant is available for people living in homes that are inspected and considered “unfit” to live in. they’re also available for homes that need repairs or else they become inhabitable.

An NIHE home renovation grant covers only houses that are at least 10 years old. It caters for repairs such as roofing replacement, concrete work, gutter repair, chimney replacement, and so on and so forth. Problems such as the ones regarding HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and security can also be addressed. However, you have to be the house owner and current occupier for you to be eligible. You also should be willing to accept the following during your application:

• The home should be your main/only residence for the next 5 years
• Landlords should make the house available for the 5 next years for renting.

Otherwise, if you’re eligible for the grant, you can get up to a maximum of £25,000 depending on certain factors.

Site URL: https://www.nihe.gov.uk/index.htm
Grant URL: https://is.gd/n7skWl
Mailing Address: The Housing Centre, 2 Adelaide Street, Belfast BT2 8PB, UK
Maximum Grant Amt: £25,000.
Business Hours: (8.30am to 5.00pm)
Contact Phone: 03448 920 900
Contact Link: https://is.gd/Xhz9HT

2. Home Repair Assistance Grant

This one can also be applied from NIHE. It is mainly for homeowners who are current occupiers of their homes. To be eligible to apply, one should be at least 18 years of age. Persons over 60 years of age tend to have a better chance at it. The grant can help with your home’s exterior repairs, e.g. the roof, as well as safety repairs such as wiring. If you’re under the age of 60, there are certain requirements you should meet before being considered eligible. Visit https://is.gd/VHYFkn for more information. over a 3-year time period, you can get a grant of up to £5,000.

Site URL: www.nihe.gov.uk
Grant URL: https://is.gd/VHYFkn
Mailing Address: The Housing Centre, 2 Adelaide Street, Belfast BT2 8PB, UK
Maximum Grant Amt: £5,000.
Business Hours: (8.30am to 5.00pm)
Contact Phone: 03448 920 901
Contact Link: https://is.gd/1oPcQB

3. The Disabled Facilities Grant

This one is mostly used by owner-occupiers, private tenants, and landlords who need assistance with disability-related home improvements or renovations. However, the grant applicant has to have a recommendation from an occupational therapist. The grant can be used to improve the bathroom, bedroom, or even the living room. It can also cover improvement of heating systems, lighting, and electric controls. The kitchen is also not to be left behind. In absolute briefness, the grant is designed to make things better for PLWDs at home, work or at social places. The occupational therapist can help determine which specific changes may be required during the renovation. Unlike the others, this home renovation grant doesn’t seem to have a minimum or maximum. This is perhaps because different PLWDs may have different and specific needs.

Site URL: www.nihe.gov.uk
Grant URL: https://is.gd/lWaldz
Mailing Address: The Housing Centre, 2 Adelaide Street, Belfast BT2 8PB, UK
Pricing Info: Variable
Business Hours: (8.30am to 5.00pm)
Contact Phone: 03448 920 901
Contact Link: https://is.gd/Xm5NGn

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