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Offer A Home
Roscommon County Council  is appealing for offers of unoccupied properties to provide temporary homes for Ukrainian people and families.

The call is part of a new government initiative, led by local authorities. A tax-free recognition payment of €800 per month is available for properties used to house those arriving from Ukraine. This is an increased payment rate applying from December 1st 2022.

Under the new programme, Roscommon County Council will take offers of houses, apartments or holiday homes for temporary accommodation, liaise with owners to assess suitability, and arrange for their use by Ukrainian people and families.

Property owners can offer homes at  or by contacting the local authority in which the property is located.

Community and Voluntary Sector Energy Support Scheme

The Community and Voluntary Energy Support Scheme (CVESS) launched on the 21 November to provide for a once-off payment to eligible charities and community and voluntary sector organisations towards their energy costs for 2022. Given the level of interest, the scheme will re-open for applications until Friday, 20 January 2023 at 3pm (15:00 hrs). Organisations that have an application in draft will be able to complete and submit their application.  Organisations that have already submitted their application will not be able to reapply.  Please note that the application process for organisations with multiple facilities or branches has been updated.

Who Can Apply?

A community and voluntary organisation or charity that does not generate income from trading or commercial activities.

Please click the following link to access the application form and further guidance: Community and Voluntary Energy Support Scheme (CVESS).

Fuel Poverty in the Midlands Region: Older Person’s Perspectives

AFI and the Midlands Region are undertaking a research survey with older people in the Midlands on Fuel Poverty and how older people may be affected. The study will involve completing an online survey on your views of home heating and how this may impact you personally. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete and your responses are anonymous. Please click the following link in order to access this survey:
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