Energy Efficiency Funding Opportunity for Community Groups and Businesses

Better Energy Communities is an Energy Efficiency Grant Scheme available through the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and administeredby Tipperary Energy Agency in partnership with North Tipperary Leader Partnership.


There is up to 50% funding available to community groups and up to 25% funding to businesses for energy efficiency projects. Work that could be covered on the scheme includes insulation, lighting and heating upgrades and renewable energy projects.


Tipperary Energy Agency has vast experience in successfully delivering projects under this scheme. In 2015 the agency delivered on over 20 projects.  Recent work includes projects in primary schools, leisure centres, community & resource centres, libraries and business parks.

If you are a business or community operating in Tipperary and have a potential project please visit



About Tipperary Energy Agency

Tipperary Energy Agency is a social enterprise which has been successfully supporting Tipperary to reduce its energy demand for 17 years. The agency has a proven ability in enabling people, communities and the public sector to become more sustainable in their energy use.


As a result of our work, Tipperary County Council continues to be a leading local authority in energy performance. Our efforts have resulted in pioneering projects such as Ireland’s only community operated wind farm in Templederry, Ireland’s first Ecovillage in Cloughjordan and a massive Photovoltaic project across 9 public buildings. We have spearheaded major housing retrofit schemes and our county’s adoption of biomass has resulted in €1.1M being spent on local fuel versus €2.5M of imported oil.


We have identified a €500M sustainable energy opportunity for the county and will continue to work to accelerate the transition of Tipperary to a low carbon future.


For more information on our work please visit


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