ECO Scheme Heating and Insulation Grants

Liverpool Central Heating Grants from Liverpool City Council, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council and the Government's ECO Scheme

Liverpool Central Heating Grants are available for the installation of gas central heating into homes which do not have, and have not previously had a central heating system.

Liverpool Central Heating Grants scheme requires that you must receive one of the qualifying State Benefits, Tax Credits or Other Allowances, unless you qualify under ECO Flex Rules, please see below.

Liverpool Central Heating Grants from the Government’s ECO Scheme, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council and Liverpool City Council

Liverpool Central Heating Grants FAQs

1. You must live within the Liverpool City Council or the Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council boundary

Liverpool Central Heating Grants are partly funded by Liverpool City Council and Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council for their own residents and part funded by the ECO Scheme.

2. You must be a home owner or a tenant in a privately rented home.

Liverpool Central Heating Grants funding comes from the Government’s ECO Scheme and they have applied this rule.

3. Your home must never have had a central heating system installed.

Liverpool Central Heating Grants provide funding for central heating systems to be installed in homes which have never had central heating before. For householders with central heating there are other grants, click HERE for more information.

4. You must receive one of the ECO qualifying benefits unless you qualify under ECO
Flex Rules

Liverpool Central Heating Grants Scheme require that either you, or someone who lives permanently with you must receive of of the ECO Scheme qualifying State Benefits, Tax Credits or Other Allowances. These are listed below.

If you do not receive one of the qualifying benefits, under ECO FLEX Rules your local council may recommend that you qualify. This is normally when you have to pay a substantial portion of your income to keep your home warm.

5. Are all property types included in the Scheme?

Liverpool Central Heating Grants are available for all property types. However, householders in smaller properties may have to contribute towards the cost of installing central heating.

6. If there is no gas supply to my home can I still have gas central heating?

Even if you do not have a gas supply to your home, in most cases you can still have gas central heating installed with the Liverpool Central Heating Grants Scheme. This is because in some cases we can arrange for a gas supply to be connected with funding help from Liverpool City Council. In other cases it may be a better option to install a central heating system which runs on LPG.

Liverpool Central Heating Grants is a Government Backed Scheme

First Time Central Heating Grant Application Form

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Liverpool Central Heating Grants from the Government's ECO Scheme and Liverpool City Council
Liverpool Central Heating Grants from the Government's ECO Scheme and Liverpool City Council

7. Are there any other conditions?

The only other main condition for the Liverpool Central Heating Grants Scheme is that before your home can have central heating installed it must have cavity wall insulation and loft insulation installed, unless it is already present at the time of your application.

If you need to have cavity wall insulation or loft insulation installed your ECO Approved installation company can organise this for you.

8. How long does it take to get central heating installed?

There are some checks to be carried out first to confirm that you qualify for the Liverpool Central Heating Grants Scheme and a free technical survey also needs to be carried out. However, if you already have a gas supply you should be able to enjoy your new central heating system within a few weeks.

9. Qualifying State Benefits for the Liverpool Central Heating Grants Scheme are:

To qualify for the Liverpool Central Heating Grants Scheme, either you or someone living permanently in your home must receive at least one of the following State Benefits, Tax Credits or Other Allowances unless you qualify under ECO Flex Rules:

  • 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

ECO Flex Rules allow local councils to recommend that a householder qualifies for a grant even if they don’t receive one of the qualifying benefits. Currently we only cover Liverpool, Leicester, Nottingham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Dudley for ECO Flex.

10. Existing Heating Systems which can be replaced with Liverpool Central Heating Grants

To qualify for the Liverpool Central Heating Grants Scheme your home must have either no heating at all or one of the following:

  1. Electric room heaters, including direct acting room heaters, fan heaters or inefficient electric storage heaters
  2. Gas room heaters; including fixed mains gas room heaters; or
  3. Gas fire with back boiler; or
  4. Solid fossil fuel fire with back boiler
  5. Electric underfloor or ceiling heating (not part of an electric boiler); or
  6. Bottled LPG room heating; or
  7. Solid fossil fuel room heaters; or
  8. Wood/biomass room heating; or
  9. Oil room heaters

The relevant heating system used to assess your eligibility for Liverpool Central Heating Grants is that which appears as the ‘Main Heating’ system on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for your home. You can see your EPC (if one has been prepared) HERE.

Liverpool Central Heating Grants are only available to residents living within the Liverpool City Council and Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council areas

Liverpool City Council Wards are:

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council Wards are:

Allerton and Hunts Cross
Anfield
Belle Vale
Central
Childwall
Church
Clubmoor
County
Cressington
Croxteth
Everton
Fazakerley
Greenbank
Kensington and Fairfield
Kirkdale
Knotty Ash
Mossley Hill
Norris Green
Old Swan
Picton
Princes Park
Riverside
Speke-Garston
St Michael’s
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft
Warbreck
Wavertree
West Derby
Woolton
Yew Tree

Liverpool Central Heating Grants - Liverpool City Council Wards
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Cherryfield
Halewood North
Halewood South
Northwood
Page Moss
Prescot North
Prescot South
Roby
Shevington
St Gabriels
St Michaels
Stockbridge
Swanside
Whiston and Cronton
Whitefield

Knowsley and Liverpool Central Heating Grants
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Liverpool Central Heating Grants from the Government’s ECO Scheme and Liverpool City Council

What is the ECO Scheme?

The ECO Scheme, or Energy Company’s Obligation, is a Government initiative which is designed to help low income households to heat their homes effectively. It does this by offering ECO Grants to install more energy efficient heating systems and to install insulation.

The Liverpool Central Heating Grants scheme offers one of the most advanced types of support for low income households. This is because it combines the provision of a gas supply and gas meter, the installation of a gas central heating boiler and radiators, and if necessary the installation of both loft insulation and cavity wall insulation.

Funding from both the ECO Scheme and Liverpool City Council means that households without a proper heating system can apply for Liverpool Central Heating Grants to make their home warmer whilst saving on heating bills.

Liverpool Central Heating Grants from the Government's ECO Scheme and Liverpool City Council
Liverpool Central Heating Grants from the Government's ECO Scheme and Liverpool City Council

Liverpool Central Heating Grants from the Government’s ECO Scheme and Liverpool City Council