Boiler Grants

Boiler Grants

What is it?

Boiler grants are part of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO); a government scheme funded by utility companies including the 'Big Six'.

This grant helps low income households in England, Scotland and Wales to become more energy efficient and lower heating bills. Eligible households with an old Oil or LPG boiler, that's 8 years old or more, can apply to install a new A-rated boiler for free using a Gas Safe Registered Boiler Grant Installer.

Can I get it?

As long as you own your own home or you are a tenant living in privately rented accommodation (and you have your landlord's permission) you might be eligible for a 100% boiler grant to replace your old boiler.

When you apply for a free boiler grant you'll be contacted to check you meet all the necessary criteria. They'll check what benefits you receive (in the case of Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit they'll need to make a note of your annual household income too) and confirm your status (whether you're a private tenant or own your own home). You will also be asked for the make and model of your current boiler, how old it is and whereabouts it's located.

Boiler grant eligibility

You must own your own home or be a tenant living in privately rented accommodation (and have your landlord's permission)

You must also be in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  • Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seeker's Allowance
  • Income-Related Employment Support Allowance

If you receive Income Support, income-based Jobseeker's Allowance or income-related Employment Support Allowance one of the following must also apply:

  • You have a child under 16
  • You have a child under 20 in full-time education (not university)
  • You get Child Tax Credit including a disability element
  • You get a Disabled Child Premium
  • You get a Disability Premium
  • You have a Pensioner Premium
  • You have a Work Related Activity or Support Component (with income-related Employment and Support Allowance)

If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit one of the following must also apply:

  • You are 60 years of age or over
  • You have a child under 16
  • You have a child under 20 in full-time education (not university)
  • You have a Severe Disability Element
  • You have a Disabled Worker Element

 

If you aren't eligible?

If you aren't eligible for a 100% boiler grant there are other options available.
 

Option 1. Boiler on finance

Gas safe registered installers are able to provide finance to spread the cost of a new boiler, providing you own your own home and pass a credit check. Finance makes it easier to get a new boiler installed on a low monthly plan. There may be a deposit required and interest may be incurred but you will always be shown the full finance plan before you commit and you are under no obligation to accept it.
 
Spread the costs over time with a monthly finance plan:
  • Low monthly payments from as little as £10 per month
  • No upfront costs
  • Installation by local gas safe registered engineers
  • Save up to £340* on energy bills per year with a new boiler
 
 
 

Option 2. Pay in full for a new boiler

You can opt for a like-for-like boilder replacement with a one off cost. It is important to compare quotes from gas safe registered boilder engineers as prices do vary. A new energy efficient boiler will save you money and pay for itself in 6-7 years. Request up to three free quotes from approved gas boiler installers today. It's no-fee, no-obligation and no-hassle.
 
Source free quotes to replace your boiler:
  • Get 3 quotes and choose the best price for you
  • Free, no hassle and no obligation
  • Installation by local gas safe registered engineers
  • Save up to £340* on energy bills per year with a new boiler
 
 
*Energy Saving Trust
 

How do I claim?

You can apply online for a boiler grant and after you apply you'll be contacted to check you meet all the necessary criteria. They'll check what benefits you receive (in the case of Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit they'll need to make a note of your annual household income too) and confirm your status (whether you're a private tenant or own your own home). You will also be asked for the make and model of your current boiler, how old it is and whereabouts it's located.

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