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The Quickest & Easiest Way To Get A Grant For Central Heating

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The Quickest & Easiest Way To Get A Grant For Central Heating

If your home does not currently have central heating fitted , you may qualify for a full central heating grant from the government.

This grant will pay for the whole  installation of a new central heating system for your property.

The Grant for Central Heating from the government Warm Front Scheme is available to all householders who own their own homes or who rent it from a private landlord.

It is strictly a first time heating scheme only so if you have had central heating fitted in the property previously, you will not qualify.


Why A Government Grant For Central Heating ?

Free Government Grants For Central Heating are part of the Energy Company Obligation to fund new heating systems for those deemed in fuel poverty to enjoy a brand new gas central heating system fitted. In most cases they  cover the full cost of the work.

If your home does not currently have gas central heating fitted and your home is heated by another method, then you may be eligible to apply for this scheme.

Full central heating grants are non-repayable and they will not have to be paid back in the future.


Who Is Eligible For Free Gas Central Heating?

  • You must have a existing gas supply to your home
  • You must be a home owner or private rented.
  • You must receive a qualifying benefit or on a low income.
  • Your home must have no heating system fitted


Your home must currently have one of the following heating

  1. Electric room / Storage heaters
  2. Gas / LPG Oil room heaters
  3. Gas fire with back boiler
  4. Coal Fire
  5. Electric underfloor / ceiling heating


Why Apply For A Grant ?

✅ There Is No Catch – We Guarantee it !

✅  If Your Application Is Accepted  Your Grant Is 100% FREE

✅ You Will Reduce Your Energy Bills By Up To £300 Per Year

✅   You Will Add Lots Of Value To Your Home

✅ The Scheme Has Limited Funding




Which Benefits Qualify For A 1st Time Central Heating Grant?

  • Child Benefit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Employment & Support Allowance
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Job Seekers Allowance
  • Pension Credit – Guarantee & Savings
  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credit

What Does The Gas Central Heating Grant Include ?

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First Time Central Heating Grants cover the cost of:

  • Supplying and installing a central heating boiler
  •  All radiators
  • All necessary pipework
  • All heating control systems.
  • 5 year Warranty

How Do I Apply For A Grant For Central Heating ?

Applicants wishing to apply for First Time Central Heating Grant should complete a short survey as below.

Social Housing properties,  housing association homes and those who live in shared ownership homes will not qualify for a Free Central Heating Grant.

Based on the information you provide, if you are deemed eligible, our installer network call you back to book you in for a short qualifying survey.




What Is First Time Central Heating?

First Time Central Heating Grants are exactly that.

This is a scheme that is for homes that have never had central heating fitted in the past therefore it s strictly a First Time Central Heating Scheme Only

In most cases, the Grant  for Central Heating will cover the full cost of installing central heating in your home.

Fill in the form below  to see if you qualify for a Free Central Heating Installation Grant.

If you have an existing boiler fitted – YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE!


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Is The Grant For A Full Central Heating System?

Yes   First Time Central Heating Grants are available towards the cost of a Replacement Boiler or A brand new full Central Heating system.

Depending on the property type of the applicant, the grant usually covers the full cost of the work .

How Much For A Central Heating Installation?

The cost of a new central heating system often falls between £3,000 and £5,000.

This will depend on how much work is involved and whether it is a new install or if old heating has to be removed etc.

This price will get you a full central heating system that includes a boiler, radiators, heating controls and pipework.

Most people go for a combi boiler for ease of use and to keep the price down.

You can check prices for Central Heating  at MR CENTRAL HEATING

Does My Home Need To Be Insulated To Get The Central Heating Grant?

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Yes Sir .

Your home needs to be fully insulated  as a pre requisite to having central heating installed on the government grant scheme.

This is to save energy and make the new central heating system more effective in heating your home.

Our approved installers will check your existing insulation levels and install any insulation that is needed.

This will be free too as part of the grant.

You could  get over £5000 worth of value with this grant


Are There Grants For Heat Pump Central Heating ?

There currently are no  grants for heat pump central heating. This is due to the high cost involved in which full heat pump system would probably cost in excess of £11000.

If you are looking for a heat pump , you can exchange your boiler for a heat pump very cheaply with the current grant of £5000 from the government.

You do not need to be on a benefit to qualify.

What Is The Value Of A Central Heating Grant?

The grant is worth up to £4000 depending on the size of your property.

The total costs for installing a new central heating system will usually be between £3000 -£5000 for example

A large, four bedroom house will require more radiators and pipework for example than a small two bed flat – but generally, we estimate that the full central heating installation costs will come to around £3,000 to £5,500 for an average three bedroom home.


Are There Free Central Heating Grants For Landlords?

Yes. Landlords are eligible to apply as long as they have a tenant in residence on a qualifying benefit and there is no central heating system in place at the property.

See Our Landlords Grants Page Here

Are There Central Heating Grants For Non Benefit People?

If you do not receive any of the qualifying benefits you may qualify for first time central heating grant under the Eco Flex or LAD schemes.

These are schemes where local councils can recommend that you receive a central heating grant if you satisfy their rules regarding fuel poverty.

You would qualify if you have to spend more than 10% of your income to heat your home. Each council set their own rules and you should check your council’s statement of intent.

You will also need to arrange to have a gas meter installed in your home.



Any Central Heating Grants for over 60s ?

Yes There are free central heating grants for over 60s.

Claim your Free central heating grant without delay if you receive Pension Credit with a Guarantee OR Savings  Credit

Please double check your benefits paperwork for Pension Credit with  Credit before proceeding with Central Heating Grants for Over 60s as it may have been replaced with Universal Credit.

Is The Central Heating Grant Really Free?

Yes for most applicants that meet the criteria. Please see the next headline.

This government Eco 3 scheme is funded by the ‘Big Six’ Utility companies.

Eco 3 has been especially set up to help low income households in England, Scotland and Wales, to access funding to install central heating, free insulation, and other heating upgrades.

The money comes from a levy of around £30 which is placed on every household’s electricity bill.

This money is collected by your energy supplier and fed into an ECO fund.


Can I Get A Grant For New Radiators?

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There are no grants currently available to replace old radiators (as part of a central heating system) and you will be responsible for their replacement even if they have been fitted as part of a grant in the past.

Electric Storage heaters however do have grants currently available at the moment which are 100% fully funded.


Radiator Installation Costs

The total price of radiators can vary depending on the style you buy, with typical prices ranging from around £50 to £150 each.

Screwfix and Toolstation do some very good deals on replacement radiators and we always recommend you purchase from there to keep costs down.

If you were replacing a single radiator individually you would also need to calculate in a larger cost for the installation, which would also include bleeding the system.

– Heating engineers will typically charge around £300 a day for a two-man team, but when doing a full system installation, the job will usually be priced as a single cost rather than worked out on a day rate or by the hour.

When doing an entire installation, with several new radiators, it can bring the price down – we would expect the price for new radiators for a three bedroom home to be around £1,000 to £1,200.


Can I Get A Grant For Full Central Heating Replacement?

No. We are getting a lot of applicants for free central heating grants where the home has already got central heating fitted !

This scheme is for FIRST TIME CENTRAL HEATING only but people do not read the full criteria for the Central Heating Grant and still apply.

This results in many applications being forwarded straight to the dustbin unfortunately.

Please , if you have a boiler and radiators currently fitted in your home – YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE!

Homes with a boiler already fitted should apply for the BOILER GRANT SCHEME


Can I Get A Free Oil / LPG Central Heating System

There are no grants for oil fired or LPG central heating systems at the moment unfortunately.

This is because there are extra costs involved such as a new LPG tank which itself usually costs around £1000.

The oil boiler grant scheme was discontinued back in 2017 and so if you do not have gas in the area, you will not be able to apply.


Can Shared Ownership  Get a Free Central Heating Grant?

Unfortunately, if you rent your home from your local council or housing association, or you live in a shared ownership home you will not qualify for a free gas central heating grant.

You or someone living with you must receive one of the qualifying State Benefits, Tax Credits or Other Allowances below OR qualify under ECO Flex Rules


Are There Grants for Central Heating Boilers?

Yes  We are taking applications for backboilers and non condensing boilers over 1 7 years old which are exchanged for free under Eco 4.

Landlords and private tenants no longer qualify for boiler grants because it is the landlord’s responsibility to pay for these improvements.



Can You Get a Grant For Electric Central Heating?

Electric central heating is a very expensive way to heat your home and the grants are currently only available for gas central heating

We do not recommend fitting your home with an electricity-powered boiler, or fitting smart electric radiators as your power bills will be astronomical.

You can expect to easily increase your bills by over 40% by using electric as your main heating.


Are Central Heating Grants Available In Wales & Scotland ?

Yes -The whole of the UK  has government funding for this fantastic first time central heating grant.

If you have no central heating fitted , you should apply now while funding is available.


When Is The Central Heating Scheme Ending?

The funding has been granted until 2026 but we feel the grant will run out before then.

Over 100 thousand heating systems have been fitted now and we anticipate that there will be a new focus towards renewable energy.

If you want to apply for central heating you should do it sooner than later.


Can I Apply If I Have No Gas Supply?

If you do not currently have a gas supply (but there is gas in the area / street)

The grant may fully fund a new gas supply connection and we will arrange this as part of the application.

There may be a delay of up to 8 weeks while this is fitted.

No Gas In Your Area- What Heating Is Available?

If a gas supply is not available in your area, (subject to funding) first time central heating grants may fund one of the following:

  1. Biomass Boiler
  2. LPG Boiler
  3. Air Source Heat Pump
  4. Ground Source Heat Pump
  5. Electric Boiler

In most cases any of the above will require a contribution from the applicant.


How is the amount of a free central heating grant calculated?

The amount of your Free Gas Central Heating grant can only be calculated after a full survey of your home has been carried out.

This is because every property is awarded a different grant for each property type and what is  presently being used as its main heating type.

For example -electric room heaters as the property main source of heating would achieve a much larger grant than a gas fire being the main heating.

It is all about how much carbon is saved after the central heating is fitted with the grant being awarded accordingly.

Being a Government scheme, the calculation is very complicated   However, the survey is free whether you qualify or not.


How Much Is A New Boiler ?

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Installing a traditional heating boiler connected to a cylinder will usually cost around £1,700 to £1,900 for the boiler and the install, and slightly more for a combi boiler – up to £2,000.

For a full breakdown of boiler installation costs, take a look at our dedicated boiler installation costs guide

The overall cost of the boiler may come down if included as part of a full central heating refit.

You may be entitled to a grant for a new  boiler.



What Happens Once I’ve Applied For My Free Central Heating Grant?

We will check your application and if we feel you are eligible, we will move you to the next stage which will be forwarding your application to a government approved installer who has access to funding.

They will perform a data match and if you pass, they will contact you to book in for a survey.

Following a successful survey, you will be given an install date. From start to finsih , it usually takes up to 4 weeks. If no gas supply / meter is available, then this time will increase.


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Why Apply For A Warm Front Grant ?

✅ There Is No Catch – We Guarantee it !

✅  If Your Application Is Accepted  Your Grant Is 100% FREE

✅ You Will Reduce Your Energy Bills By Up To £300 Per Year

✅   You Will Add Lots Of Value To Your Home

✅ The Scheme Has Limited Funding – Ends Soon


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