Government Grants for Electric Storage Heaters and Gas, Oil & LPG Boilers

Boiler Grants are now available from the Government's Affordable Warmth Scheme

Boiler Grant Application Form

You need to receive certain state benefits to qualify for a boiler grant

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Boiler Grants are available if you satisfy all three of the following conditions:

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You live in your own home or it’s privately rented

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You receive certain income-related state benefits

3

Your existing boiler is faulty or inefficient

The main qualifying State Benefits for the Boiler Grants Scheme are:


Guaranteed Pension Credit

Child Tax Credit

Working Tax Credit

Income Support


Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance

Universal Credit

Maximum income thresholds apply to Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit and Universal Credit. Full details can be found HERE

The following benefits DO NOT entitle you to a boiler grant:


Basic State Pension

Pension Credit Savings Credit

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)


Carer’s Allowance

Motability Allowance

Child Benefit

Housing Benefit

If you have a faulty, inefficient gas central heating boiler, apply for a BOILER GRANT today and keep your family warm this winter

Boiler Grants for families are available from the Affordable Warmth Scheme

Boiler Grants from the Affordable Warmth Scheme

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 GrantsCavity 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.

Free Cavity Wall Insulation is available with the Affordable Warmth Scheme. Boiler Grants for Families.

Do you qualify for for Free Cavity Wall Insulation?

Free Loft Insulation is available with the Affordable Warmth Scheme. Boiler Grants for Families

Do you qualify for Free Loft Insulation?

Simply complete the application form on this page TODAY

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.

The quick answer is that you’ll not know until after your FREE survey

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.

Funding for boiler grants for families comes from a small levy on every household’s heating bills. This money is fed into the ECO Fund and is filtered down to accredited installation companies who carry out the work.