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Free Boiler Grants

Under the Governments ECO Scheme in 2015, ECO 2, qualifying homeowners and private tenants could have their old inefficient boilers replaced completely free of charge, or heavily subsidised.

Free Boiler and Heating Criteria

Grants are available to pay for the replacement of inefficient boilers. The grants can be accessed by homeowners and private tenants who receive a qualifying benefit, tax credit or allowance. Grants normally cover the full cost and do not have to be paid back.

These Government-backed grants are part of the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) scheme which was introduced to support the Green Deal. Under ECO, Energy Suppliers are obliged to pay for the energy-saving improvements in households that are likely to be living in fuel poverty.

Even if you do not qualify for a grant, we can arrange for you to receive a free survey and quote from an approved installer who can help you with the related finance.

Note that there are no grants for full Central Heating systems at this time.

Who Qualifies for an ECO Grant?

To qualify for a grant, you must own or privately rent the property. You will need to ask the permission from the landlord if you privately rent. We cannot assist Council or Housing Association tenants unless you own more than 50% of a Housing Association property.

Someone living in the household must receive one of the benefits listed on the left below. Pension Credit and Child Tax Credit qualify without additional components and the remaining four benefits require at least one of the additional elements shown on the right. 

What Type of Boilers Qualify?

The efficiency of your boiler should be 86% or less, meaning it is rated C - G on the EPC or energy-efficient scale. Boilers that are over 7 year old generally fall into this category.

Main Benefit

Pension Credit (State Pension Top Up)

Child Tax Credit (household income lower than £16,010.00)

Income Support

Income Based Job Seekers Allowance

Income Related employment Support Allowance

Working Tax Credit ( Household Income Under £16,010.00)

 Qualifying Component

None Required

None Required

Tax Credit with Disability Element
Disabled Child Premium

Disability Premium
Pension Premium
Work Related Activity or Support Component
Child Under 16
Child Under 20 In Full Time Education ( Not University )

Severe Disability Element
Disabled Worker Element
Aged 60 or Over

Eligibility for Boiler Funding

Please complete the form to see if you qualify for HHCRO funding.

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Private Tenant
Private Landlord
Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit
Income support
Income Related Job seekers Allowance (JSA)
Income related emplyment and support allowance (CSA)
Working tax credit
None of the above
Pre 1900
Post 2005

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