Individual Well Grants

Individual Well Grants are available under the Rural Water Programme for the provision of or improvements to an individual water supply (private well) in a house. The scheme is administered by Leitrim County Council on behalf of the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

Applicants can apply for a well grant for the following works

(i) The grant payable for rehabilitation works is 85% of approved costs subject to a maximum of €3,000


(ii) The grant payable for the provision of a new well is 85% of approved costs subject to a maximum of €5,000, where Leitrim County Council 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. 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 grant is subject to certain conditions. These are:

·   There cannot be an alternative group or public supply available

·   The house must be more than 7 years old and not connected to either a public supply/group scheme

·   Only one grant per house will be allowed in any 7 year period (unless in the case of emergency works required. Please see Terms and Conditions for more information)

·    The proposed work must cost more than €750

Full details of the grant, eligibility, and procedure are set out in the Terms and Conditions below

English Version Terms and Conditions(V2) - WELLS.pdf (size 473.7 KB)

As Gaeilge Téarmaí agus Coinníollacha(V2) - Wells.pdf (size 476.4 KB)

If you wish to apply for an Individual Well Grant for your property, please complete the following Well Grant Application From below and submit to the Rural Water Department, Leitrim County Council, Park Lane, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim

English Version Well Grant Application Form.docx (size 49.5 KB)

As Gaeilge Foirm Iarratais.docx (size 52.9 KB)

Alternatively you can email applications to

Please ensure your application is fully complete and that you have read the Terms and Conditions before applying.

Please submit Three Quotes for the proposed works with your application form.

Full details of the application process are set out in the Well Grant Application Process.pdf (size 236.5 KB)

If you have any queries in relation to Well Grants, please contact the Rural Water Department at 071 96 20005 Ext 611 or email

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