Up to €2 million available to SMEs to upgrade their lighting and save energy

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D announced €2 million funding for small and medium-sized businesses to invest in energy efficient lighting. The grant, administered by SEAI, will cover 30% of the cost of upgrade work and can help save up to 60% on lighting costs.


The grant is open to all small and medium-sized businesses including retailers, the hospitality and tourism sector, private health and education facilities, and manufacturers.


The scheme is open for applications from Monday, 08 April until Monday, 20 May. Early application is strongly advised as in the event of all funds being allocated prior to the closing date the scheme will automatically close. Applications can be submitted by individual businesses or by contractors. Contractors may group applications where they are delivering lighting upgrades for a number of small businesses.


Small and medium-sized enterprises with less than 250 employees across all sectors are eligible to apply. Annual turnover must not exceed €50 million. We encourage applicants to use energy efficient products from the SEAI triple E register


Find out more about the SME Lighting Support Scheme and how to apply.

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