Central Heating Grants and Boiler Grants from the ECO Scheme

Central Heating Grants, Boiler Grants and Insulation Grants from the Government's ECO Scheme

Oil Boiler Grants from the Affordable Warmth Scheme

First Time Central Heating Grants and Mains Gas Boiler Grants are available throughout the UK.

(Unfortunately, we can only process grants in certain areas of England and Wales)

Apply for YOUR Central Heating Grant or Gas Boiler Grant and keep your heating bills down

First Time Central Heating Grants from the Affordable Warmth Scheme


You live in your own home or a privately rented one


You receive one of the qualifying State Benefits, Tax Credits or Allowances


Your boiler is broken or central heating has never been installed in your home before

Affordable Warmth Scheme FAQs

Affordable Warmth Scheme Grants are available to householders who receive the following State Benefits and Tax Credits:

Guaranteed Pension Credit

Savings Pension Credit

Universal Credit

Child Tax Credit

Working Tax Credit 

Income-Related Employment & Support Allowance (ESA)

Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)

Income Support

Child Benefit *

Housing Benefit

* subject to maximum household income thresholds

If you do not receive any of these benefits you may qualify under ECO Flex rules

To qualify for a mains gas boiler grant, your existing boiler must be non-condensing and broken. We do not deal with LPG boilers or Oil boilers but other companies may.

Your home must have an EPC rating of E, F or G. You can check the EPC for your home by clicking HERE.

The Affordable Warmth Scheme was introduced to replace old, faulty, inefficient boilers in order to make homes more energy efficient and to reduce heating bills.

Affordable Warmth Scheme was introduced to reduce carbon emissions and to help low income households to cut their heating bills….

The Government has a target of reducing UK carbon emissions by 34% by 2020 and by 80% by 2050 (compared to the situation in 1990). This was enshrined in the Climate Change Act 2008 and in order to meet these targets the Government has introduced a wide range of measures to reduce energy consumption and switch to renewable energy sources. The Affordable Warmth Scheme is one such measure.

….And to tackle fuel poverty

The Affordable Warmth Scheme is part of ECO, the Energy Company Obligation, and it is designed to help less well-off householders to replace old inefficient electric storage heaters and central heating boilers by replacing them with more energy efficient versions. This reduces carbon emissions and helps towards the Government targets.

In the fight against fuel poverty, it also helps householders to reduce their heating bills because more energy efficient boilers will use less gas.

The Affordable Warmth Scheme also provides funding for cavity wall insulation and loft insulation.

For the purposes of the Affordable Warmth Scheme the tenant (as householder) is the applicant

If you are a tenant and you think you may qualify for a Storage Heater Grant by CLICKING HERE and a boiler grant by CLICKING HERE. Your landlord’s consent would be required before new storage heaters or a new boiler could be installed.

However, landlords can express an interest in the Affordable Warmth Scheme

Landlords can APPLY HERE for replacement electric storage heaters or a replacement boiler in their tenanted properties but should seek consent from their tenants before passing on personal details. Storage Heater and Boiler installations funded by the Affordable Warmth Scheme cannot be carried out without written consent of both landlord and tenant.

If a contribution is payable, who pays it?

If a contribution is required towards the cost of installing replacement storage heaters or a replacement boiler in a tenanted property, it is for the landlord and tenant to decide between them who should pay this.

If the tenant move out of the property, they CANNOT take any part of the new heating system with the; it must stay in the rental property.

The Affordable Warmth Scheme is available in England, Scotland and Wales and we cover northern and central England and most of Wales. However, because we rely on ECO Accredited installers who have been awarded grant funding, there may be some areas which we are unable to cover from time to time.

In Northern Ireland there is an alternative scheme.

The version of the Affordable Warmth Scheme known as ECO2, started on 1st April 2015 and ended on 31st March 2017.

A transitional ECO Scheme, referred to as ECO2t started on 1st April 2017 with slightly different grant qualification criteria. This will run for 18 months during which time a consultation will be carried out to finalise the details of a new Fuel Poverty Scheme which is expected then to run until 2022.

Because it is possible that qualifying criteria may change again, it is important therefore to apply early so that you do not miss out on an Affordable Warmth Scheme storage heater grant or boiler grant.

Simply complete the online application form TODAY.

There is a different form for Landlords HERE.


We will telephone you to confirm the information you have entered on the form and to fill in any gaps there may be. We will talk you through the grant application process and answer any questions you may have.


A qualified assessor will visit your home to carry out your free survey, check out your existing heating system and may take copies of your state benefit award letters, together with proof of ownership or tenancy. Your ECO Accredited Installer will then officially apply for a grant on your behalf and let you know if a contribution is required or not.


You will be advised whether you need to make a contribution to the cost of your new storage heaters or boiler and if so, how much it is. If you are a tenant, your landlord would normally pay this. Once everything is agreed, your ECO registered installation company will arrange to fit your new energy efficient boiler or storage heaters and take your old ones away.

For your peace of mind, all boilers and storage heaters installed under the Affordable Warmth Scheme will carry a guarantee.

Funding for the Affordable Warmth Scheme comes from a small levy which is added to every household’s electricity bill. This money is fed into an ECO Fund and the big six energy companies filter it down to installation companies which have been accredited under the scheme to install storage heaters, boilers and insulation in homes which meet the relevant criteria.

Apply for cavity wall insulation or loft insulation by visiting the relevant pages on this website.

Free Cavity Wall Insulation is available with the Affordable Warmth Scheme

Do you qualify for for Free Cavity Wall Insulation?

Free Loft Insulation is available with the Affordable Warmth Scheme

Do you qualify for Free Loft Insulation?

Affordable Warmth Scheme funding for Boiler Grants and Central Heating Grants is available NOW