This programme strives to facilitate eligible organisations to collaboratively develop supports, tools, know-how and approaches to assist local communities take climate action. The strand focus is on climate education, capacity building and learning by doing – moving beyond ‘raising awareness’ to build the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to respond to the challenges of climate change at a community level. Projects will demonstrate inclusivity in design and practice, so that no one is left behind.

Our consortium’s project is Retrofit Ready.

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Retrofit Ready is a community led awareness raising measure for Home Retrofit scale up. Staff will design, deliver and refine participatory training for local retrofit advocates working under existing LDC & SEC structures. The aim to achieve heightened awareness of technical & commercial questions so homeowners can engage with retrofit contractors & SEAI grants from a position of knowledge.

A key component will be the development of standard retrofit advocate training curriculum, guides and materials on how to mobilise community as well as technical & commercial expertise to scale up retrofit efforts.

Project Areas:

Briefings and training will be delivered at community level in:

  • Sligo
  • Leitrim
  • Cavan
  • Monaghan

Attendees may be from outside the target counties.

Who is it for:

Retrofit Ready is for anyone who is interested in improving the energy efficiency of their homes, offices or community buildings.

Those who will find it of benefit are:

  • Home owners
  • Office owners
  • Community leaders.

Training Dates and Locations:

Please click on your county to find dates and locations of the training.

  • Sligo
  • Leitrim
  • Cavan
  • Monaghan

Contact details:

For more information please contact your local Retrofit Champion:

  • Sligo/Leitrim –  Carol Durkin,
  • Cavan/Monaghan – Owen McConnon,


The Community Climate Action Programme: Climate Education, Capacity Building and Learning by Doing (Strand 2) is funded by the Government of Ireland through the Department of Environment Climate and Communications.

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