ECO Scheme Heating and Insulation Grants

Do you qualify for a Free Boiler in Scotland?

If you receive state benefits you may qualify for a Government Grant to replace your broken mains gas central heating boiler

We have helped around 35,000 householders across England, Scotland and Wales with ECO Scheme Grant Applications

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Complete the BOILER GRANT APPLICATION FORM below, to see if YOU qualify

Boiler Grant Application Form

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  • 1. Your Details:

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

What is the Affordable Warmth Scheme?

The Government is committed to tackling fuel poverty and it is also committed to reducing carbon dioxide emissions and other greenhouse gases to slow down the effects of climate change

In an effort to remedy both of these problems the Government launched the ECO Scheme (Energy Companies Obligation) in January 2103. Funding from the ECO Scheme pays for your Free Boiler in Scotland.

The Affordable Warmth Scheme is part of ECO.

A new ECO scheme started on 1st April 2017 which offered boiler grants and storage heater grants to low income households who receive means-tested State Benefits.

Boiler Grants provide funding for qualifying householders to replace old, faulty and inefficient central heating boilers with new modern energy efficient A rated boilers.

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Part of ECO, The Affordable Warmth Scheme is one of the Energy Companies' Obligations

Affordable Warmth Scheme Qualifying Criteria

To Qualify for a Free Boiler in Scotland you must satisfy ALL 3 of the following criteria:

1. You must live in your own home.

2. You must receive one of the following State Benefits:

  • Guaranteed Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support
  • Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income-Based Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Child Benefit (subject to maximum household income thresholds)
  • War Pensions Mobility Allowance
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment

3. You must have a broken mains gas central heating boiler fitted in your home at the time of your free ECO Survey.

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What happens next?

Once you have completed the Boiler Grant Application Form we will call you back to discuss your application.

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.

They should be able to immediately tell householders whether they qualify for a free boiler in Birmingham and the West Midlands or not.

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

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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.

Householders will be advised whether they qualify for a free boiler in Scotland or whether a contribution to the cost is required.

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Other ECO Scheme Grants

In addition to applying for a Free Boiler in Scotland you could also apply for grants to install the following insulation measures:

We can only process applications for grants for the following insulation measures in solid walled properties with electric or solid fuel heating systems:

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Dual Measures - Boiler Grants and Insulation Grants

How are boiler grants calculated and will all qualifying applicants receive a Free Boiler in Scotland?

The amount of your ECO Grant to pay for your Free Boiler in Scotland is dependent on a number of factors relating to your home.  One of the main purposes of the ECO Scheme is to help home owners reduce carbon emissions from their homes.

Boilers installed in homes which result in the greatest reduction in carbon emissions therefore attract the largest grants. As a result:

  • Large homes attract higher boiler grants than small homes
  • Homes with solid walls attract higher boiler grants than homes with cavity walls
  • The more bedrooms your home has, the higher your boiler grant will be
  • Homes with a larger surface area of external wall will attract higher boiler grants than those with a small surface area of external wall. For example, a detached house generally has 4 external walls, whilst a mid-terrace house generally has 2 external walls.

Consequently, those homes which attract the highest boiler grants are more likely to qualify for a Free Boiler in Scotland.

Dual Measures – Boiler Grants and Insulation Grants

Applicants with homes which attract the smaller boiler grants may still get a free boiler in Scotland if they agree to have a qualifying insulation product installed.  In simple terms, the grant for insulation helps towards the cost of installing a new boiler.

As a result, if you live in a small property and you qualify for a boiler grant but it isn’t enough to pay for a new boiler, you may still qualify for a free boiler in Scotland if you also qualify for cavity wall insulation or under floor insulation.

If you qualify for a boiler grant but it isn’t enough to pay for a new boiler and you don’t also qualify for cavity wall insulation or under floor insulation, you may be asked to contribute to the cost of your new boiler.

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