The Government is committed to reducing greenhouse gases in an attempt to slow down the effects of climate change and it is also committed to tackling fuel poverty. In an effort to deal with both of these problems the Government is offering a boiler grant to qualifying households so that they can have an energy efficient gas central heating boiler to replace an old broken boiler.
Boiler Grant Qualifying Criteria
To qualify for a boiler grant with the Affordable Warmth Scheme and get a brand new gas central heating boiler installed, you must satisfy all of the following criteria:
1. You live in your own home. At the moment, private tenants, council house tenants, and those in housing association or shared ownership homes are excluded from ECO3 boiler grants to replace broken boilers.
2. You receive certain State Benefits, Tax Credits or Other Allowances. These include means-tested benefits, Guaranteed Pension Credit, Child Benefit, DLA, PIP, Carer’s Allowance and some MOD Allowances.
3. Your existing central heating boiler is broken or would cost more to repair than to replace.
The Government’s Affordable Warmth Scheme will offer a boiler grant to all householders who satisfy the above criteria. Boiler Grants are available for Mains Gas Boilers, Oil boilers and LPG boilers throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
If, instead of a central heating boiler, you have electric night storage heaters installed and they are broken, you can apply for a Storage Heater Grant HERE.