Housing Grants

Housing Grants

Kilkenny County Council administers a number of grant options to assist older people and people with a disability in carrying out works which are necessary for the purposes of rendering a house more suitable for the accommodation needs.

These include: -

  • Housing Aid for Older People Grant
  • Housing Adaptation Grant for a Person with a Disability
  • Mobility Aids Grant Scheme

Further details regarding the three schemes are available from:

Laura Fitzgerald/Valerie Hayes,
Housing Section,
Johns Green House,
Johns Green,
Kilkenny
R95 CX92

Telephone: 056 7794922 / 7794902
Email: laura.fitzgerald@kilkennycoco.ie /valerie.hayes@kilkennycoco.ie

Housing Aid for Older People

The Scheme of Housing Aid for Older People is available to assist older people living in poor housing conditions to have necessary repairs or improvements carried out. The types of works grant aided under the scheme include structural repairs or improvements, re-wiring, repairs to/replacement of windows and doors, the provision of heating, water and sanitary services.

Download Application Form:
Housing Aid for Older People Grant Scheme.pdf (size 214.2 KB)

Further details are available from:

Laura Fitzgerald/Valerie Hayes,
Housing Section,
Johns Green House,
Johns Green,
Kilkenny
R95 CX92

Telephone: 056 7794922 / 7794902
Email: laura.fitzgerald@kilkennycoco.ie /valerie.hayes@kilkennycoco.ie

Housing Adaptation Grant for a Person with a Disability

This grant is available to assist in the carrying out of works which are reasonably necessary for the purposes of rendering a house more suitable for the accommodation of a person with a disability who has an enduring physical, sensory, mental health or intellectual impairment. The types of works allowable under the scheme include the provision of access ramps, downstairs toilet facilities, stair-lifts, accessible showers, adaptations to facilitate wheelchair access, extensions, and any other works which are reasonably necessary for the purposes of rendering a house more suitable for the accommodation of a person with a disability. The level of grant aid available is determined on the basis of gross household income and shall be between 30% - 95% of the approved cost of the works.
Further Information and Application Forms are available from the Housing Authority.

Download Application Form:
Download - Housing Adaptation Grant Application Form January 2014.pdf (size 154.2 KB)

Further details are available from:

Laura Fitzgerald /Valerie Hayes
Housing Section,
Johns Green House,
Johns Green,
Kilkenny
R95 CX92

Telephone: 056 7794922 / 7794902
Email: laura.fitzgerald@kilkennycoco.ie

Mobility Aids Grant Scheme

The Mobility Aids Housing Grant is available to cover a basic suite of works to address mobility problems, primarily, but not exclusively, associated with ageing. The works grant aided under the scheme include the following: - Grab-rails, Access ramps, Level access showers, Stair-lifts and other minor works deemed necessary to facilitate the mobility needs of a member of a household. The effective maximum grant is €6,000 or 100% the cost of the works, whichever is the lesser and the grant is available to households whose gross annual household income does not exceed €30,000.
Further Information and Application Forms are available from the Housing Authority.

Download Mobility Aids Application Form:
Download - Mobility Aids Grant Application Form January 2014.pdf (size 147.1 KB)

Further details are available from:

Laura Fitzgerald / Valerie Hayes,
Housing Section,
Johns Green House,
Johns Green,
Kilkenny
R95 CX92

Telephone: 056 7794922 / 7794902
Email: laura.fitzgerald@kilkennycoco.ie



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Housing

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Closed Lunch Time 1pm - 2pm

Contact Information
John's Green House,
John's Green, Kilkenny City
Phone: 056 - 7794900
Email: housing@kilkennycoco.ie

Senior Executive Officer
Martin Mullally

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