home-renovationCavan County Council has paid almost 80 grants as part of the Housing Aid for Older People scheme in 2016.

The scheme provides some funding to allow works to improve the condition of an older person’s home.

Under the scheme, a maximum of €8,000 or 95 per cent of the costs of works will be paid to people with incomes of less than €30,000, down to 30 per cent of the cost for those earning between 50 and 60 thousand.

According to Cavan County Council, 76 grant payment were made to people in the county in 2016.