ECO Scheme Storage Heater Grants and Boiler Grants

BOILER GRANT - Do YOU Qualify ?

BOILER GRANT SCHEME 2018

We have helped over 25,000 householders with their ECO GRANT Application

New Qualifying Benefits from Oct. 2018 include Child Benefit, Carer's Allowance, DLA, PIP and some MOD Allowances

Boiler Grant Application Form

ECO Scheme rules changed on 1st October 2018 and some householders may no longer qualify for a grant.

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  • 1. Your Details:

  • We need this to confirm that you qualify for a boiler grant

What is a Boiler Grant?

An ECO Boiler Grant is awarded to householders who receive certain means-tested State Benefits, Tax Credits or Other Allowances to help them replace broken central heating boilers. The money comes from an annual levy placed on every UK householder’s electricity bill.

If your boiler grant is sufficient to cover the full cost of your boiler installation you will receive a FREE BOILER, if not you may be asked to contribute to the cost. Either way, you will NEVER have to pay back your boiler grant.

What Happens Next?

Once you have completed the Boiler Grant Application Form we will call you back to discuss your application. We should be able to immediately tell you whether you qualify for a boiler grant or not.

If you qualify, you will be referred to a local ECO Scheme approved boiler installation company.  They will arrange a free survey of your heating system and officially apply for a boiler grant on your behalf.

Once your application for ECO funding to replace your boiler has been approved, a date will be arranged for the installation.

How Can We Help?

The Affordable Warmth Scheme website was launched at the same time as the Government’s ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme itself, back in January 2013.

We work closely with a national network of ECO Approved boiler installation companies who have been awarded Affordable Warmth Scheme Boiler Grant funding.

Once we have confirmed that you satisfy the Affordable Warmth Scheme Boiler Grant qualifying criteria we will refer your enquiry to an ECO Approved installer to process your application.

What is the BOILER GRANT Scheme?

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.

Landlords : Do your tenants qualify for a boiler grant?

New rules introduced in October 2018 with ECO3 place greater restrictions on grants for private tenants. This is because the Government expects private landlords to replace broken heating systems in their rental properties in accordance with MEES Regulations.

Other grants may be available and landlords should check with the energy supplier at the rental property and with the housing department of the relevant local authority to determine whether they can offer an alternative to an ECO3 boiler grant.

Affordable Warmth Scheme

The Affordable Warmth Scheme is part of the Government’s ECO (Energy Company Obligation) initiative which started in January 2013.  The original ECO scheme ended on 31st March 2017 and a new ECO scheme started on 1st April 2017 and which ran for 18 months.

During this period, a consultation took place to establish the details of a revised ECO scheme, ECO3, which started in October 2018. The main changes brought about by ECO3 are an increase in the number of qualifying benefits and a restriction to owner occupiers only for boiler grants to replace broken boilers.

The purpose of the Affordable Warmth Scheme is to reduce fuel poverty for low income households by offering a Boiler Grant or a Storage Heater Grant to replace broken heating appliances.