Government Grants

Housing Adaptation Grant

Housing Adaptation Grant

A Housing Adaptation Grant for Older People and People with a Disability is available from local authorities if you need to make changes to a home to make it more suitable for a person with a physical, sensory or intellectual disability or mental health difficulty.

The grant can help you to make changes and adaptations to your home, for example, making it wheelchair-accessible, extending it to create more space, adding a ground-floor bathroom or toilet or a stairlift.

The effective maximum grant under the scheme is 30,000 euro, which may cover up to 95% of the approved cost of works.

A person with a disability who requires adaptation works to render a house more suitable for their accommodation needs or a home-owner on behalf of a person with a disability who is a member of the household.

Yes. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of all household income, ie the annual gross income of the registered property owner (if the owner lives in the property) together with all household members over 18 (or over 23 if in full-time education) in the previous tax year.  The effective maximum grant of 30,000 euro to cover up to 95% of the cost of works, may be available to applicants with gross household incomes of up to 30,000 euro per annum, tapering to 30% for applicants with gross household incomes of between 50,001 to 60,000 euro per annum.  The same means test will apply in every local authority area and is in line with the criteria for assessment of need for social housing.

The types of works allowable under the scheme can be varied and may include:

  • the provision of access ramps
  • stair-lifts
  • downstairs toilet facilities
  • accessible showers
  • adaptations to facilitate wheelchair access
  • extensions and
  • any other works which are reasonably necessary for the purposes of rendering a house more suitable for the accommodation of a person with a disability.

Contact the Housing Adaptation Grants Section of your local authority.

Mobility Aids Grant

Mobility Aids Grant Scheme

The Mobility Aids Grant scheme provides grant aid to cover a basic suite of works to address mobility problems, primarily, but not exclusively, associated with ageing. The Scheme is administered by local authorities.

The Mobility Aids Grant Scheme provides grants for works designed to address mobility problems in the home, such as the purchase and installation of grab-rails, a level access shower, access ramps or a stair-lift. The scheme is primarily for older people, but people with a disability can also apply for it

The effective maximum grant under the Mobility Aids Housing Grant Scheme is 6,000 euro, which may cover 100% of the cost of works.

A person who requires basic adaptation works in order to address their mobility needs.

Yes. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of all household income.  The maximum grant of 6,000 euro may be available to applicants with gross household incomes of up to 30,000 euro per annum. The same means test will apply in every local authority area and is in line with the criteria for assessment of need for social housing.

The types of works allowable under the scheme can be varied and may include:-

  • the provision of grab-rails
  • access ramps
  • level access showers and stair-lifts
  • and any other minor works that may be necessary to facilitate the mobility needs of the applicant.

Contact the Housing Adaptation Grants Section of your local authority.

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