SMEs can save up to 90% of their lighting electricity costs by upgrading to energy efficient lighting.
How to claim your grant payment
Applicants that have received a grant offer from SEAI should now complete the installation and works of their grant aided items. When the works are complete you should make a request for payment as soon as possible. Payment requests must be submitted by the Grantee or Project Coordinator with all required supporting documents.
What documents do I need to submit to request payment?
- A completed and signed Payment Request Form
- A completed Grant Claim Workbook
- Copies of relevant invoices
- A copy of confirmation by supplier(s)/contractor of receipt of payment
- A copy of bank statement or electronic funds transfer (EFT) (and copy of cheque if applicable)
- A copy of the completed Safe Electric Electrician Certificate (‘RECI cert’)
- A copy of the Emergency Lighting Commissioning and Handover Certificates, if applicable
- Specification sheets and Declarations of Conformity, for any products not on the Triple E register
- Final schedule of works (completed SEAI credits calculation tool)
- Measurement & Verification data (for projects over €10,000 in value)
- Tax Reference Number and Clearance Access Number, if not previously submitted
How do I submit the documents?
You will provided with a link to a SEAI Sharpoint folder that the files can be uploaded to. Please ensure that the files are named so that they include your application number (e.g. SSSL0XXXX Payment Request Form).
Once you have uploaded all the required documents email SMEgrants@seai.ie notifying us that the documents are available for review.
Request for Payment Documents
- Payment Process Guidance 2019
- Payment Request Form
- Grant Claim Workbook
- Safe Electric RECI Guidelines
- Emergency Lighting Commissioning Template
- Emergency Lighting Handover Template
- SEAI Credit Calculation Tool
- SEAI Credit Calculation Tool Guide
About the lighting support scheme for SMEs
At SEAI, we want to help SMEs become more competitive and the SME Lighting Support Scheme can provide grant support to upgrade your lighting and reduce your electricity bills.
Since the scheme launched in 2017:
- We have supported 200 businesses through the scheme to date
- We have provided financial support of €1.5 million
Lighting is a significant cost for many SMEs, and is the second highest cost for many businesses after staff costs. New developments in lighting technology, particularly Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology, means that businesses can reduce their lighting bills by up to 60% or more.
What support is available?
- The SME Lighting Support Scheme offered a grant of up to 30% of the eligible approved costs of upgrading existing lighting
- Eligible costs include product and installation costs. For a full list of eligible costs, please see the Application Guide
- The grant was for the replacement of existing fittings, not fitting out a new site, and the existing lighting must be in working order at the time of application