The Energy Saver Fund was a government-funded, residential energy efficiency grant programme administered by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). Funding was allocated by competitive tender to projects designed to achieve cost-effective improvements in residential energy efficiency, as well as the installation of solar water heaters. The fund also provided direct assistance grants in the form of reduced interest payments for the installation of solar water heaters for low-income family homes. These grants have had a significant impact on the solar water heating industry. EECA increased the size of the solar water heating programme, focusing on progressing quality assurance measures, promoting to the new home market, and providing a kick start for sales with the finance assistance programme. This programme evolved to become part of the Energywise Home Grants Programme.