Private Housing

National Empty Homes Grant Scheme

Empty Homes Grants

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to renovate empty properties to make them safe to live in and improve their energy efficiency.

The grant is available in instalments as the work is undertaken. A minimum 15% contribution is required from the applicant.

Local authorities, Registered Social Landlords and Community Housing Groups are also able to apply for funding.



Anyone can apply for a grant, however, in order to qualify:

  • the property must have been registered with the local authority as empty for a minimum of 12 months;
  • the property must be owned, or in the process of being purchased, by the applicant at the time of application; and
  • if successful, the applicant must live in the property for a minimum of 5 years post completion of the works as their main and only residence.

How to apply

Apply for an empty homes grant (opens in a new tab)


Or contact Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council who are delivering the scheme on behalf of Pembrokeshire County Council and Welsh Government:

Telephone: 01443 494712



ID: 10175, revised 10/11/2023