You must satisfy all three of the following conditions to qualify:
Storage Heater Grants are now available from the Government's Affordable Warmth Scheme
Apply for YOUR STORAGE HEATER GRANT today and Cut Your Heating Bills
You must receive one of the following State Benefits
to qualify for storage heater grants:
- Guaranteed Pension Credit (Savings Credit DOES NOT count)
- Child Tax Credit *
- Working Tax Credit *
- Income-Based Job Seeker’s Allowance
- Income-Related Employment & Support Allowance
- Income Support
- Universal Credit *
Maximum Household Income threshold apply to benefits marked *
Storage Heater Grants FAQs
What is the Affordable Warmth Scheme?
The Affordable Warmth Scheme is a Government initiative designed to help low income householders reduce their heating bills. This is achieved by replacing old, faulty and inefficient gas boilers, oil boilers, LPG boilers and storage heaters with new ones which will use less energy.
Storage Heater Grants are offered by the Affordable Warmth Scheme as part of the Government’s fight against fuel poverty. It also aims to reduce carbon emissions and help limit the effects of climate change.
How do I apply for a storage heater grant?
Just complete the form on this page and we’ll call you back to discuss your application.
Once we have established that you qualify for a storage heater grant we will arrange a FREE SURVEY of your home’s heating system. This will form part of your Affordable Warmth Scheme storage heater grant application.
If your storage heater grant is approved, an ECO Accredited Installer will arrange to remove your old storage heaters and install new storage heaters in your home. Storage Heater Grants are based on a deemed score which will be allocated to your home based on the property type, number of bedrooms and several other factors.
Will it cost me anything?
Hopefully your storage heater grant will cover the full cost of replacing all of your storage heaters but if not, you may be asked to make a contribution. If you are not happy to make a contribution, you can withdraw your application and it won’t cost you anything. For more information please see the answer to the question below.
We may need your date of birth to speed up your application to confirm that you satisfy the State Benefit qualifying criteria for storage heater grants. If you are not happy to provide your date of birth we may need copies of your state benefit award letters to support your application.
Do storage heater grants cover the full cost of new storage heaters?
Storage heater grants are based on an assumption of how much you would save by installing more energy efficient electric storage heaters. The more you would save, the higher your storage heater grant will be.
To arrive at the value of storage heater grants, account is taken of the type and size of your property, how many bedrooms it has, how many external walls there are and how well it is insulated. This is based on a system of Deemed Scores which applies a grant value to each property without the need for an EPC.
If your storage heater grant is insufficient to cover the full cost of installing new storage heaters in your home, you may be asked to make a contribution. If you do not want to contribute towards the cost, you can withdraw your application and it will not cost you a penny.
Remember though, new energy efficient storage heaters will need less electricity to keep your house warm so you will save money on your future heating bills.
How long will storage heater grants be available?
Storage Heater Grants are available from the Affordable Warmth Scheme which is part of the Government’s ECO Scheme (Energy Companies Obligation). The original ECO Scheme was scheduled to end on 31st March 2015 but was extended as ECO2 to 31st March 2017.
ECO2t Transitional Scheme
On 1st April 2017 a new 18 month transitional ECO Scheme started which will provide more funding to help deal with fuel poverty in low income households.
To achieve this, a greater emphasis will be placed on helping householders with electric storage heaters and oil & LPG boilers, as opposed to those with gas boilers. There will also be an increase in funding for cavity wall insulation and loft insulation.
New Fuel Poverty Scheme
The ECO2t transitional Scheme will provide time for a consultation to take place regarding the details of a new Fuel Poverty Scheme which is expected to run for a further 4 years.
We recommend that if you think you may qualify for a storage heater grant, you should apply immediately before the rules change in September 2018.
If you don’t qualify for a storage heater grant under current rules, we will keep your application on record and if you satisfy the new scheme’s qualifying rules when they are introduced, we will contact you at that time to process your storage heater grant.
Which type of storage heaters are installed with storage heater grants?
Dimplex™ Quantum electric night storage heaters
Over the past 70 years Dimplex™ has developed a portfolio of around 700 different electric heating and cooling products.
The product range includes domestic storage heaters, fan heaters, oil-filled radiators, dehumidifiers, air source & ground source heat pumps, solar thermal water heating systems as well as commercial & industrial heating systems.
Dimplex™ Quantum electric night storage heaters are now installed across the UK with funding from the ECO Affordable Warmth storage heater grants scheme.
Quantum storage heaters are fitted with an iQ controller to allow you to pre-set your heating requirements, just like central heating.
They also have an easy to read LCD display and rotary knob allowing you to manually adjust heating levels in your home.