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Storage Heater Grants in Scotland

Large areas of Scotland do not have the luxury of a mains gas supply and you may have to rely on electric night storage heaters, oil-fired boilers or LPG boilers.
Storage heater grants in Scotland are available from August 2016.

If you receive certain State Benefits you may qualify for a Government Grant to replace your faulty and inefficient electric storage heaters.

Dimplex Quantum Storage Heater Grants in Scotland
Storage Heater Grants are available from the Affordable Warmth Scheme to replace faulty storage heaters with Dimplex Electric Storage Heaters

Complete the STORAGE HEATER GRANT APPLICATION form below, to see if YOU qualify

Storage Heater Grant Application Form

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Why Storage Heater Grants in Scotland?

The Affordable Warmth Scheme was introduced in 2013 to provide funding for householders on state benefits to replace old, inefficient gas central heating boilers.

The intention was to help those vulnerable families who may be suffering from fuel poverty, to reduce their heating bills. At the same time, by replacing inefficient boilers with energy efficient boilers, energy usage would fall and so would carbon emissions.

The Government recognised that householders with electric storage heaters, oil-fired boilers and LPG boilers were not being treated fairly.

The Affordable Warmth Scheme has now been changed to offer Storage Heater Grants in Scotland.

Scotland has a high proportion of homes without a mains gas supply

This map of the UK shows which regions have the lowest proportion of homes without a mains gas supply.

The darker the area, the lower the proportion of homes which have to rely on electric storage heaters, oil boilers and LPG boilers because they have no access to mains gas.

The areas on the map shown in white have between 5% and 15% of homes without mains gas, whilst the areas shown in dark blue have over 85% of homes with no access to mains gas.

As can be seen on this map of the UK, the main areas shaded in dark blue are Devon and CornwallCumbriaNorth YorkshireNorthern ScotlandCentral Wales, Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

The Affordable Warmth Scheme now provides storage heater grants in Cornwall and in all other areas where access to mains gas is limited

The Affordable Warmth Scheme now provides storage heater grants in Scotland and in all other areas where access to mains gas is limited.

UK Map showing large parts of Scotland without a mains gas supply, hence Storage Heater Grants in Scotland
UK Map showing large parts of Scotland without a mains gas supply, hence Storage Heater Grants in Scotland
Who Qualifies for Storage Heater Grants in Scotland?

To Qualify for Storage Heater Grants in Scotland you must satisfy ALL 3 of the following criteria:

1. You must live in your own home or one you rent from a private landlord.

2. 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.

3. You must have at least one existing electric night storage heater installed in your home which is faulty.

Full details of qualifying criteria for Storage Heater Grants in Scotland can be found HERE.

Storage Heater Grants in Scotland from the Affordable Warmth Scheme