Can I get a Grant For A Central Heating System?
Free 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 can cover the full cost of the work and they do not have to be paid back.
If your home does not currently have gas central heating fitted and your home is heated by another method, then you may qualify for a full central heating grant from the government to pay for the installation of new central heating in the property.
All qualifying propertys must be privately owned or pivately rented.
Social housing are not included in the scheme
Full central heating grants are non-repayable and they will not have to be paid back in the future.
What Does The Central Heating Grant Include ?
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
What Is The Criteria For Free Central Heating
- You must have an existing gas supply to your home
- Your must have no history of having central heating being fitted
- You must be a home owner or private rented.
- You must receive a qualifying benefit or on a low income.
Your home must currently have one of the following heating systems OR no heating at all.
- Electric room heaters
- Inefficient electric storage heaters
- Gas room heaters
- Gas fire with back boiler
- Solid fossil fuel fire with back boiler
- Electric underfloor or ceiling heating (not an electric boiler)
- Bottled LPG room heaters
- Solid fossil fuel room heaters
- Wood or biomass room heaters
- Oil room heaters
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
- Pension Credit – Savings
- Universal Credit
- Working Tax Credit
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 bemefit to qualify.
How Do I Apply For A Central Heating Grant?
Applicants wishing to apply for First Time Central Heating Grant should complete a short survey form on this website page.
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 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.
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.
Is Insulation Included In The Central Heating Grant Scheme?
To qualify for First Time Central Heating Grants, your home will need to be adequately insulated.
This is to ensure that you benefit fully from the central heating system without unnecessary heat loss through the walls and roof of your home.
Cavity wall insulation and roof loft insulation will be installed in your home for free (unless it is already present) as a condition of funding.
When Does The First Time Central Heating Scheme End?
First Time Central Heating Grants from the Government’s ECO Scheme should be available until March 2026.
If you think that you may qualify for a First Time Central Heating Grant, you should apply immediately, whilst funding is available.