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 free boiler grant to qualifying households so that they can have an energy efficient gas central heating boiler to replace an old faulty 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 a private property (either owned or privately rented, not social housing)
2. You receive certain state benefits, such as Guaranteed Pension Credit, Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance or Income Support.
3. Your existing central heating boiler is rated at ‘C’ or below in terms of efficiency (that is, less than 86% efficient) and is faulty OR your existing boiler is A or B rated, is faulty and 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 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 faulty, you can apply for a Storage Heater Grant HERE.