The Renovation Grant is for homes that have been inspected and found to be unfit to live in. The property must be your main or only home.
We only award Renovation Grants in the exceptional circumstances listed below:
You can also read more about:
You may qualify if your property is 10 years or more and is:
You can apply for a grant if you:
Work covered by this grant can include:
Yes, if you want to carry out extra work then you must arrange to pay for this yourself.
It will not be grant aided.
We administer the grant aid on behalf of the Department for Communities.
We do not arrange for work to be completed, or carry out work.
It is your responsibility to:
You can read more information about contractors at:
You can also read advice form NI Direct about:
If you have any questions please contact your local Grants Office on:
T: 03448 920 900 (Textphone 18001 03448 920 900)
Members of our team will be happy to help you at any point of the process.
If you need extra support during the grant application process then you can contact:
Each case is unique. But some factors will affect the length of time:
When you apply for the grant you must:
The five years starts from the date which the work is signed-off by a Technical Officer. If you break this agreement you may have to repay some, or all, of the grant-aid paid to you.
We will place a ‘statutory charge’ on the property once the work is completed.
You may get up to a maximum of £25,000. The size of the grant will depend on the cost of the work required and your financial circumstances.
We base the calculation on:
We will include income from:
The calculations are not based on income alone. We also consider your family status.
Our calculations may show that your income is less than the amount the Government says you need. The grant amount awarded will then meet the ‘approved cost’ of the work.
For more information contact your local grants office.
If you are a landlord we calculate the award amount on a percentage basis.
You must not start any work until you receive an ‘Approval of Application’ in writing from us.
This approval confirms:
You must provide all the documentation and statutory approvals before we issue this.
It can take up to six months for us to provide an ‘Approval of Application’.