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Raising Grants Awareness in Ards

Published: Mon, 3 Mar 2014
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Come along to see if you are eligible for the grant aid available to owner-occupiers, landlords and private tenants
Boiler Replacement Scheme
Our grants team is attending the Ards & North Down NI Phoenix Group’s Shared Community Awareness event on 7th March.
The Phoenix Group has arranged the event for Friday 7 March at Regent House located beside Newtownards bus depot.  It will start at 10am and is due to finish 2pm.
Conor Bell, our South East Grants Manager, is delighted to participate in the event commenting:
“Events such as this are very important to the Housing Executive to help promote what grants are available to owner-occupiers, landlords and private tenants.  The team will be there to discuss how those attending, family or friends might be able to benefit from the boiler replacement scheme, the disabled facilities grant and the repair grants.”
We are able to offer a number of options to owner-occupiers, landlords and private tenants, including:
Boiler replacement
This scheme offers owner occupiers a grant of up to £1,000 to replace inefficient boilers, which are over 15 years old, with energy efficient condensing oil or gas boilers; switching from oil to gas; or switching to a wood pellet boiler.   Our team will be at the show to discuss if you’re eligible and give you details of how you can apply.
Disabled Facilities Grant
Owner occupiers, landlords and private tenants can get assistance up to £25,000 to carry out adaptations, providing there is a person with a disability living in the house.  We can help you improve access to your bathroom, living room or bedroom, provide additional bathroom facilities, make your preparation and cooking of food easier, adapt lighting or heating controls and improve your heating system. Our team will be able to offer you guidance on the day and point you in the right direction of finding out more and how to apply.
Repair Grants
This grant is available when the Environmental Health Officer from a council has served a Statutory Notice on a house.  A maximum grant of £7,500 in any 3 year period - is available to landlords, agents and some private tenants for the repair or replacement of existing items. Our team will be happy to offer you guidance at the show.
If you’d like to find out more contact the South East Grants office on 03448 920 900, email southeast.grants@nihe.gov.uk or log onto www.nihe.gov.uk.