Boiler Grants are available if you satisfy all three of the following conditions:
Boiler Grants are now available from the Government's Affordable Warmth Scheme
If you have a broken, non-condensing mains gas boiler you may qualify for a Boiler Grant to replace it. You must receive one of the qualifying benefits or satisfy ECO Flex rules. You may also need to qualify for some form of insulation to be installed.
The main qualifying State Benefits for the Boiler Grants Scheme are:
You receive certain State Benefits, Tax Credits or Other Allowances or qualify under ECO Flex rules. Qualifying benefits under ECO4 from 1st April 2022 are:
- Pension Credit – Guarantee Credit
- Pension Credit – Savings Credit
(Over one million pensioners are entitled to Pension Credit but don’t claim it. To check whether you are eligible click HERE go to the Government website.)
- Universal Credit
- Child Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit
- Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Income-Based Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- Income Support
- Child Benefit (subject to maximum household income thresholds)
- Housing Benefit
ECO Flex Rules allow local councils to recommend that a householder qualifies for a boiler grant without the need to receive one of the qualifying benefits above.
If you have a broken non-condensing mains gas central heating boiler, apply for a BOILER GRANT today and keep your family warm this winter
The Affordable Warmth Scheme is a Government initiative which provides Boiler Grants to replace old, faulty and inefficient boilers.
The Affordable Warmth Scheme also provides funding for Storage Heater Grants, Cavity Wall Insulation and Loft Insulation
Apply for a Storage Heater Grant, Free Cavity Wall Insulation or Free Loft Insulation by visiting the relevant page on this website. You need to receive certain State Benefits to qualify.
There’s a different form for landlords HERE
WE’LL CALL YOU BACK…
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 boiler grants application process and answer any question you may have.
CARRY OUT A FREE SURVEY….
A qualified assessor will visit your home to carry out the FREE survey, check out your existing boiler and may ask to take copies of your State Benefit or Tax Credit award letters, together with proof of ownership or tenancy.
Boiler Grants are based on the type of property you live in, how many bedrooms it has and several other factors. But essentially, the more energy you would save from having a new boiler installed, the higher the boiler grant will be and the lower any contribution may be.
AND ARRANGE THE INSTALLATION OF YOUR NEW BOILER
You will be advised whether you need to make a contribution and if so, how much it is; if you are a tenant, your landlord would normally pay this. Once everything is agreed, your Gas Safe registered installation company will arrange to fit your new boiler and you can wave goodbye to your old inefficient one.
For your peace of mind, all boilers installed under the Affordable Warmth Scheme will carry a guarantee.
When the Affordable Warmth Scheme was introduced in 2013 most householders who qualified, received a free boiler. However, changes to the rules which reduced the amount of funding available now mean that in some cases a contribution may be required. The amount of the boiler grant awarded to each household is based on the reduction in carbon emissions achieved by installing a more efficient boiler. The greater the reduction in your ‘carbon footprint’. Boiler grants are based on a new ‘deemed score’ system where properties are classified by their type, size and other factors.
Savings in your heating bills may be more than the contribution
If you do have to make a contribution to the cost of a replacement boiler, you should take into account that according to the Energy Saving Trust, replacing an old gas boiler without controls, to “a new A-rated condensing boiler with a programmer, room thermostat and thermostatic radiator controls (TRVs) could save you up to £280 per year for a mid-terrace house, up to £340 for a semi-detached house, up to £290 for a detached bungalow and up to £570 for a detached house”.
There are some things that boiler grants don’t cover
Affordable Warmth Scheme boiler grants will not cover the cost of installing completely new central heating systems (unless your home has never had central heating installed before), new radiators, pumps or any control systems. If any additional work is required, such as installing your new boiler in a different position to your old one, you may be asked to make a contribution to the cost of this.