Up to 50% Funding Available to Community Groups for Energy Projects in Tipperary

Almost €2 million worth of energy upgrade work is coming to completion in Tipperary under the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s 2016 Better Energy Communities scheme. Tipperary Energy Agency ( a not-for-profit organisation) is now calling on local community groups, sports facilities, private businesses and public sector organisations with potential energy efficiency upgrade projects for 2017 to get in touch, with a view to applying for funding for 2017 scheme.  Some €20 million of funding was available under the SEAI’s 2016 Better Energy Communities scheme.   Up to 50% funding is available to community groups and 25% available to businesses.

Paul Kenny, CEO Tipperary Energy Agency said “Business and community groups are often concerned with energy costs.  The Better Energy Communities scheme seeks to support community groups and businesses to complete an investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy. I’m delighted Tipperary Energy Agency is in a position to help local organisations drastically reduce their energy use, environmental impact and costs over the last five years while supporting the local economy and jobs”.


Successfully funded projects that Tipperary Energy Agency has worked on in recent years include:

  • St Oliver Plunkett National School, Clonmel – Heating, Windows/Doors, insulation & lighting.
  • Moyne Athletic Club – Lighting
  • Tipperary Town Technology Park – Lighting and Insulation
  • Our Lady of Mercy Girls NS Cahir – Lighting upgrade
  • Ballina Family Resource Centre  – Boiler upgrade
  • Canon Hayes Recreation Centre – Lighting Upgrade

Tipperary Energy Agency is running two information events in Cahir and Nenagh on October 24/25 at pm. If you wish to attend, please email on your details toheather@tippenergy.ie or visit www.tippenergy.ie

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