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In April 2015 it was announced that people had to register with Irish Water by a deadline June 30th 2015 to get the grant.
If you missed that deadline you will have to wait until 2016 to apply for the grant.
(28th Sept) – but information we have seen from Irish Water states that as of 22nd October they were still sending outstanding data to the Dept of Social Protection!
) (See above) If you have recieved one of these letters you can apply online for the grant at Watch out for the call charges on those 18 numbers – read more here about 1890 call costs and 0761 call costs Alternative Number : We contacted the Dept of the Environment and pointed out the potentially high call charges on these two numbers.
Payments can be made by cheque to people who don’t have a bank account.
The first grant payments went out in mid September 2015.
The official closing date for applications for the 2015 Water Conservation Grant was originally 8th October – then it was extended to 22nd October.
Even though the latest deadline has passed – Irish Water have admitted that there are still cases where they have not passed over the details to the Dept of Social Protection.
On the letter from Social Protection there will be another number you will require – the TIN or Transaction Identification Number.
If everyone who is eligible claims this grant – it could result in a total payout of around €130 million a year.
At the time of the last update to this article – only about 850,000 eligible people had applied – so there is still about €45 million unclaimed.
The water conservation grant payment will be an annual flat rate of €100 a year and will be paid in a lump sum each year directly to bank accounts.
It is planned to run to at least 2018 – then the whole charging structure is up for review.