Grants & Allowances Available

Better Energy Community Grant (BEC)

The SEAI Community Grant supports energy efficiency community projects through capital funding, partnerships, and technical support.

https://www.seai.ie/grants/community-grants/

Accelerated Capital Allowances (ACA)

The Accelerated Capital Allowance (ACA) is a tax incentive scheme that promotes investment in energy efficient products & equipment. The ACA is based on the long-standing ‘Wear and Tear Allowance’ for investment in capital plant and machinery, whereby capital depreciation can be compensated through a reduction in an organisation’s tax liability.
The ACA scheme allows a sole trader, farmer or company that pays corporation tax in Ireland to deduct the full cost of the equipment from their profits in the year of purchase. As a result, the reduction in tax paid by the organisation in that year is currently 12.5% of the value of capital expenditure.

https://www.seai.ie/business-and-public-sector/business-grants-and-supports/accelerated-capital-allowance/

LEADER Rural Development

The LEADER Programme accepts applications based on projects which improve:

  • renewable energy

LEADER supports private enterprises and community groups who improve quality of life and economic activity in rural areas.

Funding is delivered to 28 sub-regional areas through Local Action Groups (LAGs). These groups are partnerships of public and private entities from a defined geographical area. Local action groups are responsible for local projects in accordance with the local development strategies they develop themselves.

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/46cecf-leader-programme-funding/

 

Targeted Agriculture Modernisation Schemes (TAMS)

Targeted Agriculture Modernisation Schemes (TAMS) provide grants to farmers to build and/or improve a specified range of farm buildings and equipment on their holding. There are seven schemes under TAMS:

https://www.gov.ie/en/service/targeted-agriculture-modernisation-schemes/

EXEED Certified Grant

The EXEED grant scheme is designed for organisations who are planning an energy investment project. Grant support of up to €1,000,000 per project is available.

https://www.seai.ie/business-and-public-sector/business-grants-and-supports/exeed-certified-grant/

Build a Green and Sustainable Business

The aim of the Green Offer is to help prepare companies for the low carbon, more resource efficient economy of the future whether a company is starting out on their green transformation journey or have already started. Scientific evidence shows that we must act now to limit global warming to 1.5°C to avoid the catastrophic consequences of climate change. This translates to halving greenhouse gas emissions every decade starting now to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

The Green Offer is made up of three levels of support:

  1. Climate Action Voucher
  2. GreenStart
  3. GreenPlus

https://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/Productivity/Build-a-green-sustainable-Business/Climate-Action-Voucher/