ECO Scheme Heating and Insulation Grants


If you have a broken, NON-CONDENSING mains gas boiler you may qualify for a Boiler Grant to replace it. You must receive one of the qualifying benefits or satisfy ECO Flex rules. You may also need to qualify for some form of insulation to be installed.

All boilers installed in England and Wales are now condensing boilers to meet high efficiency standards.

How to tell if you have a condensing boiler:

If you have a white plastic pipe coming out of the bottom of your boiler you have one of these. Another way to tell is your flue (outside exhaust) if this is plastic it’s a condensing high efficiency boiler, if it’s all metal it’s a non-condensing boiler.


If you have a condensing boiler you could apply for a Boiler Upgrade Grant of £7,500 to help towards the cost of installing an air source heat pump. Boiler Upgrade Grants are available to homeowners in England and Wales and you do not need to receive benefits to qualify.

Complete the Gas Boiler Grant Application Form Today

Boiler Grant - Typical Flue for a Non-Condensing Boiler
Typical Flue for a Non-Condensing Boiler
Boiler Grant - Typical Flue for a Condensing Boiler
Typical Flue for a Condensing Boiler

Gas Boiler Grant Application Form

Complete this form to apply for a grant to replace a broken mains gas boiler

Step 1 of 3

  • 1. Your Details:

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

We have helped over 35,000 householders with their ECO GRANT Application

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 or you rent from a private landlord. At the moment, council house tenants and those in housing association or shared ownership homes are excluded from ECO4 boiler grants to replace broken boilers.

2. You receive certain State Benefits, Tax Credits or Other Allowances or qualify under ECO Flex rules. Qualifying benefits under ECO4 from 1st April 2022 are:

  • Pension Credit – Guarantee Credit
  • Pension Credit – Savings Credit

(Over one million pensioners are entitled to Pension Credit but don’t claim it. To check whether you are eligible click HERE go to the Government website.)

  • Universal Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income-Based Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income Support
  • Child Benefit (subject to maximum household income thresholds)
  • Housing Benefit

ECO Flex Rules allow local councils to recommend that a householder qualifies for a boiler grant without the need to receive one of the qualifying benefits above.

3. Your existing central heating boiler must be non-condensing and is broken or would cost more to repair than to replace.

4. Your home must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E, F or G. You can check the EPC for your home by clicking HERE.

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 throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

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 ECO4 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 latest version, ECO4, started on 1st April 2022 and is expected to run until March 2026.

The purpose of the Affordable Warmth Scheme is to reduce fuel poverty for low income households by offering a Central Heating Grant, Boiler Grant, Storage Heater Grant or Insulation Grants.