The Croí Conaithe Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant

The Croí Conaithe Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant 


The Croí Conaithe Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant has recently been announced by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

The Croí Cónaithe grant, to be delivered by local authorities, will provide new choices for people to live in towns and villages in Ireland, initially through the provision of a grant to support the refurbishment of vacant properties, with priority given to areas where the level of vacancy or dereliction is high.

Some of the main conditions of the grant are as follows. 

  • The grant is for properties located in a town or village centre.
  • There is a max grant of €30,000 to refurbish a vacant property, there is also a maximum top up grant of €20,000, if the property is derelict and structurally unsound and dangerous, this will have to be confirmed by a quantity surveyor or engineer.
  • The building has to have been vacant for two years and have been built before 1993, confirmation of vacancy must be confirmed.
  • Persons availing of the grant must live in the property when the work is completed and will have to provide proof of residence.
  • Also a person who is actively negotiating to buy a property that falls within the remit of the scheme can apply.


Full details of the grant can be found in the information below:

Croí Conaithe Scheme .pdf (size 9.7 MB)

Croí Conaithe Application Form.pdf (size 2.3 MB)

Croí Conaithe FAQ.pdf (size 10.2 MB)

Croí Conaithe First Steps.pdf (size 140.9 KB)

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