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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.


Any one can apply for a grant (as long as the associated local authority has opted to participate in the scheme) however, in order to qualify:

  • the home must currently be registered with the authority’s Council Tax Department as empty (unoccupied and unfurnished) and have been so for a minimum 12-month period at the date of application.
  • 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.
  • Some local authorities may have additional eligibility criteria. More information on these can be found on the application page.

Participating Local Authorities

Blaenau Gwent
Isle of Anglesey*
Merthyr Tydfil
Neath Port Talbot
Rhonnda Cynon Taf
Vale of Glamorgan

*Additional eligibility criteria applies. See application form for further information

If you cannot find your local authority on the list, it may be that the authority has opted not to participate in the scheme. In this circumstance, you are encouraged to contact your local authority directly to discuss what options are available to you in your area.

How to apply

Apply for an empty homes grant.

Or contact Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council who are delivering the scheme on behalf on Welsh Government.

Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council

Telephone: 01443 494712

Rydym yn croesawu galwadau a gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg / We welcome calls and correspondence in Welsh.