Building and housing renovation grants
When you renovate your home, you improve your life. Now it's time to renovate, so you can live in good conditions and enjoy good health!
Grants to ensure habitability and accessibility
Renovating home interiors, reforming the building's overall structure and introducing energy-efficiency measures improve people's well-being and quality of life.
Renovation has a positive effect on family units. It improves the accessibility and security of their homes, but also has a positive effect on all city residents, who gain because public spaces are healthier, more decent places.
For this reason, the Barcelona Housing Consortium offers renovation grants for buildings and housing. The call for the year 2017 allocated €46.6 million in grants for housing renovation projects, with the aim of guaranteeing decent housing for all city residents. The main novelties of the 2017 call were the following:
- Subsidies of up to €20,000 (where total family income does not exceed €25,000)
- Specific programmes for promoting and prioritising energy savings and energy efficiency in buildings
- A programme for renovating home interiors, with 100% cover of the investment if the dwelling is ceded to the Housing Pool
- Owner communities can also apply for grants
In 2016, over 12,300 families in 790 buildings benefited from renovation grants.
For more information, go to any Housing Office.
Available renovation grants
Want to know how to apply for a renovation grant?
In these dropdown menus you will find all the general requirements and relevant specifications. Also, the various application and processing procedures. You need to submit the application at one the Barcelona Housing Offices.
Who can apply for these grants?
The application and grants can be processed by the chair of the community of property owners, the administrator or the owner of the building.
With regard to home-interior improvements, grant applications can be submitted by the owner or by a tenant who has the owner's authorisation.
What buildings and homes can benefit from these grants?
- The dwellings have to be habitual permanent residences. Regarding entire buildings, 70% of the building's surface area (excluding the ground floor) must be used for habitual residences.
- If the homes are empty and not used as residences, the grants will only be awarded where the owner makes a commitment to include the property in the Barcelona Rented Housing Pool once it has been renovated.
- The buildings must have been built before 1992, except in the case of work to improve accessibility or energy efficiency.
- An agreement signed by the community of property owners is required for work on the building.
- The work can not begin until the preliminary technical report has been received, which is submitted once the registration application has been formalised.
- Providing the notification of the start of work or the construction-work permit. The work must begin within a maximum period of three months after the preliminary technical report has been issued.
What programmes and subsidies are available?
The renovation works covered by this call for grant applications are those that affect the housing units and/or the building, for example:
- Work to improve habitability
- Work to improve accessibility
- Work to improve energy savings and energy generation
- Work to remove materials that are a health hazard or to install acoustic insulation
- Measures for insulating the entire building envelope
- Installation of solar powered sanitary hot water systems and adaptation of out-dated solar panels
- Installation of photovoltaic panels for energy generation
- Centralising installations and replacing supply services with other more efficient ones, provided that thermal solar energy is included
- Work projects to reduce the building's energy consumption and improve its energy efficiency, carrying out work on some features of the building
- Roofs and terraces
- Dividing walls and interior courtyards
Work to repair structural defects in buildings
Architectural renovation of communal elements
Stairs and foyers, interior courtyards and general communal installations, such as sanitary systems (renovation of drainpipes), running water, electricity and gas, as well as the layout of antennas and air conditioning, etc.
- Specific grants that cover the cost of producing the technical inspection report for residential buildings (IITE).
- Grants for social cohesion: 100% of the renovation costs will be covered for any actions carried out in Turó de la Peira, the south-west of the Besòs and Baró de Viver, Sant Ramon in the district of Ciutat Vella, Efficient Blocks and superblocks, provided that the application is made by the owner and that their habitual residence is in Barcelona.
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Official application forms
To access the official application forms, use the renovation grant query application. They can also been downloaded from the following links.
- Community of property owners (CAT)
- Vertical properties - natural persons (CAT)
- Vertical properties - legal entities (CAT)
- Home interiors (CAT)
- Individual grant (social cohesion programme) (CAT)
- Endorsement, amount of subsidy for lift installation (CAT)
- Endorsement, amount of subsidy for other works (CAT)
- Declaration of Compliance from the technical project designer (CAT)
How to apply for a grant
Fill in the application form (you must have the agreement of the building's community of owners or the owner of the rented accommodation).
Provide the following documents:
- ITE (Technical Inspection of Buildings certificate)
- Energy certificate
- Accessibility certificate
- Agreement from the building's community of owners
When the deadline is open, the grants can be requested at the Housing Offices of Barcelona.
Within a maximum period of one month, the Consortium will arrange a visit and produce a technical report, which will set out the conditions for obtaining the subsidy and the maximum amounts that may be received.
In the case of a favourable report, you need to submit the grant application form and the starting date for the work, which has to begin within a maximum period of 6 months.
Here you will find details of the areas and neighbourhoods covered by this specific grant.