FREE BOILER GRANTS
Who can get Free Boiler Grants?
Free, and heavily subsidised replacement boilers are available via ECO, a Government Scheme which has been set up to help low-income households access home efficiency improvements to reduce the cost of heating their homes, and to reduce their carbon footprints. If you meet the benefits related criteria, and your current boiler is at least 6 years old (not condensing), you could qualify. It’s as simple as that.
Boiler Grants are non-repayable, this means you do not have to pay any money back at any time. There are no complicated terms and conditions. If you qualify for a grant, you can have a new boiler installed along with new heating controls (where necessary). The amount of funding you get is determined by the efficiency of your home, so an energy assessment will be carried out free of charge. In some instances a small contribution may be required.
Grant funding is currently available for gas boilers, oil boilers, lpg boilers and electric storage heaters. Free oil/lpg boiler funding is due to end in September 2019, apply now!
Who Qualifies for a Free Boiler?
If you receive the correct combination of income-related benefits, including Tax Credits, Universal Credits, Carers or Attendance Allowance, ESA or JSA, then you could have your old boiler replaced with a brand new boiler for little, to no cost (full list of benefits below).
As well as receiving the correct combination of benefits, your current gas, oil or LPG boiler must have been installed before 2013.
If it is less than 6 years old, the scheme makes an assumption that is more cost effective to repair your old boiler, than it is to have it replaced on the scheme.
Some of the benefits mean that you will qualify for a boiler grant automatically, with no other requirements. With some others you may need to have an extra qualifying component such as being responsible for a child under 16, or earning below a certain gross amount. The full criteria can be discussed during the application process.
If you don’t claim any benefits please contact us to see what our latest finance offers are.