Boiler Grants are available from October 2018 to help you to replace your broken Gas Boiler.
To be eligible for the Boiler Grants Scheme, you must:
Live in your own home,
Receive one of the qualifying benefits and
Have a broken gas central heating boiler in your home.
The type of home you live in and its energy efficiency, will determine the amount of your boiler grant. For some householders the new boiler will be installed free of charge but for some, a contribution may be required.
A Boiler Grant will help you to replace your broken gas boiler with a new A-Rated, energy efficient condensing boiler. This could save over £300 each year on your home heating bills.
And what’s more…..Boiler Grants are not repayable.
The Boiler Grants Scheme couldn’t be simpler.
The Boiler Grants Scheme is part of the Government’s ECO initiative which is designed to help low income householders with broken boilers to have them exchanged for new A-Rated boilers. ECO Funding is specifically directed towards those householders who couldn’t afford to pay for a new energy efficient boiler themselves.
Just complete the form on this website and we’ll call you back to let you know if you qualify for a Boiler Grant. If you do, we’ll arrange a free survey of your heating system and complete the official ECO Scheme application forms for you. This service is Free of Charge.
Once your grant has been approved we’ll arrange to install a new A-rated boiler and take your old one away. Most boiler installations are completed within one day.
To qualify for the Boiler Grants Scheme, you need to receive one of the means-tested State Benefits, Tax Credits or other allowances.
The State Benefits and Tax Credits from the previous ECO Scheme are also valid with the new ECO3 Boiler Grants Scheme. The difference is that they no longer have maximum household income thresholds. These qualifying benefits include Guaranteed Pension Credit, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit, Universal Credit, Income Support, Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance and Income-related Employment & Support Allowance.
And new for October 2018 is the inclusion of householders who receive DLA, PIP, Attendance Allowance, Carer’s Allowance, Severe Disablement Allowance, Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit and Child Benefit.
Also included are those who receive one of the MOD administered allowances such as War Pensions Mobility Supplement, Constant Attendance Allowance or Armed Forces Independence Payment.
Only Owner-occupiers will qualify under ECO3 for Boiler Grants
Another major change is that under the new ECO3 Boiler Grants Scheme, only owner occupiers can apply. If you privately rent your home, or live in a council owned property, a housing association property or a shared ownership home, unfortunately you will not qualify for a Boiler Grant to replace a broken boiler.
Under Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards Regulations Private landlords now have a legal obligation to provide a working heating system and only rent out homes which have an EPC (energy efficiency rating) of no worse than E.
The Government’s response to a consultation about the new ECO Scheme included the following comment in respect of privately rented homes: “broken heating systems will not be allowed at all as Government expects landlords to provide working heating systems to their tenants.”