ECO Scheme Storage Heater Grants and Boiler Grants

Storage Heater Grant Qualifying Criteria

If you receive state benefits you may qualify for a Government Grant to replace your faulty and inefficient electric storage heaters.

We have helped over 15,000 householders with their AFFORDABLE WARMTH SCHEME GRANT Application

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Storage Heater Grant Qualifying Criteria

You may qualify for a Storage Heater Grant if you satisfy ALL 3 of the following criteria:

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Affordable Warmth Scheme Storage Heater Grant Qualifying Criteria regarding your State Benefits.

You must receive one of the following State Benefits:

  • Guaranteed Pension Credit (Savings Credit and ordinary State Pension do NOT qualify on their own).
  • Child Tax Credit*
  • Working Tax Credit*
  • Universal Credit*
  • Income Support
  • Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income-Based Job Seeker’s Allowance

* Maximum household income thresholds (based on the number of adults and children who live in your home) apply to these State Benefits and these can be found in the table below.

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Affordable Warmth Scheme Qualifying Criteria - income thresholds for Tax Credits and Universal Credit

What is the Affordable Warmth Scheme?

The Affordable Warmth Scheme is part of the Government’s ECO (Energy Company Obligation) initiative. It provides grants to low income households so that they can improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

This is achieved by awarding storage heater grants and boiler grants to householders who have faulty storage heaters and central heating boilers, and who receive certain means-tested State Benefits and Tax Credits.

The Energy Companies Obligation was introduced to help reduce energy consumption for qualifying householders who are living in fuel poverty.

Affordable Warmth Scheme funding starts in the form of a levy on everyone’s electricity bill and the money collected is directed in to an ECO Fund. This money if distributed in the form of ECO Grants to accredited installation companies once they have completed your boiler or storage heater installation.

Storage Heater Grant Qualifying Criteria was simplified on the 1st April 2017 so that more households can take advantage of the ECO Scheme.

The Government has indicated that this new ECO Scheme will run for a transitional period of 18 months.  This will provide time to consult on the details of a Fuel Poverty Scheme intended to run for a further 4 years.

Will I have to contribute to the cost of new storage heaters in my home?

If you satisfy Storage Heater Grant Qualifying Criteria you may be awarded an ECO Grant to replace your faulty storage heaters. The amount of the grant is determined by the type of property you live in, how many bedrooms it has, the type of heating system and several other factors.

If the grant covers the full cost of replacing all of your electric storage heaters, you will not have to contribute but if it doesn’t you may. If you choose not to pay towards new storage heaters you can withdraw your storage heater grant application and it will not cost you anything.

Remember though, modern energy efficient electric storage heaters are up to 30% cheaper to run that old storage heaters, so you should start to save on your heating bills.