Well Grants


The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage wishes to bring the old grant scheme (pre June 2020) for private water supplies to an orderly close. The closing date for applicants/householders to submit any outstanding applications for payment where the works had been approved under the previous scheme and where work had already started before the 4th of June 2020, is the 30th of June 2021.

The Department will give consideration to exceptional circumstances (e.g. householders having to retest their water supply to confirm the adequacy of installed treatment processes or difficulties getting contractors to return to complete works due to Covid-19 concerns).

Well Grant for Private Water Supplies

Grants are available under the Rural Water Programme for the carrying out of improvement works to a private water supply (this means a water supply providing water intended for human consumption and domestic purposes that serves only one house). The relevant Regulations are Housing (Private Water Supply Financial Assistance) Regulations 2020 (SI No. 192 of 2020).
The key features of the scheme are:

  • The grant payable for rehabilitation works is 85% of approved costs subject to a maximum of 3,000 euro.
  • The grant payable for the provision of a new well is 85% of approved costs subject to a maximum of 5,000 euro, where the housing authority agrees that this is the most appropriate solution.
  • In recognising the role of the grant in improving water quality, the water quality treatment element (typically filtration and Ultra Violet treatment) qualifies for 100% funding up to a maximum of 1,000 euro. This can be claimed on its own or in addition to either the grant for rehabilitation works or the grant for a new well.
  • The minimum grant threshold is 750 euro.

Application form and Terms & Conditions are available here.
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