Building renovation grants

The City Council backs renovation as a tool for tackling social inequalities and improving quality of life. Likewise, it promotes the development of energy transition policies that enable the city to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels and cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and atmosphere-polluting emissions. It also aims to foster local economic activity linked to renovation and to ensure the quality and safety of the city’s architectural heritage.

In this context, the City Council has designed a strategy for urban renewal based on three areas, namely, the social, environmental and economic spheres.

The measures planned, which will be rolled out as part of the present renovation strategy, will be very broad in scope and affect several areas. Action will be taken on residential buildings, flats, municipal buildings and urban complexes/public space.

The 2020 general call for grants to renovate common elements in homes has already been approved and has a budget of 20,5 million euros.

The grants help cover the cost of the following work in buildings:

  • Structural pathologies.
  • Non-structural work on facades, courtyards, light wells, party walls, stairs and foyers.
  • Accessibility work, such as lift installations.
  • Elimination of architectural barriers.
  • General communal utility systems.
  • Removal of obsolete elements, such as fibre cement.
  • Direct water supply installations.
  • Energy savings and sustainability, including passive action, active action and green roofs.
  • Grants up to € 4,000 to improve the interior of homes
  • Intervention in high complexity buildings
  • Acquisition and rehabilitation of flats for the Rental Exchange
  • Urban regeneration in Canyelles and Sud-oest del Besòs


Further information:

More information on renovation grants for 2020

Energy-saving renovation


Grants of up to 50%

of the installation cost of photovoltaic panels (for producing electricity) and solar thermal panels (for producing hot water)