6. 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.
7. 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.
Home owners and private tenants:
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:
- Pension Credit – Guarantee Credit
- Pension Credit – Savings Credit
(Over one million pensioners are entitled to Pension Credit but don’t claim it. To check whether you are eligible click HERE go to the Government website.)
- Universal Credit
- Child Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit
- Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Income-Based Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- Income Support
- Child Benefit (subject to maximum household income thresholds)
- Housing Benefit
ECO Flex Rules allow local councils to recommend that a home owner qualifies for a grant even if they don’t receive one of the qualifying benefits.
To qualify for the Liverpool Central Heating Grants Scheme your home must have either no heating at all or one of the following:
- Electric room heaters, including direct acting room heaters, fan heaters or inefficient electric storage heaters
- Gas room heaters; including fixed mains gas room heaters
- Gas fire with back boiler
- Solid fossil fuel fire with back boiler
- Mains gas warm air system
- Electric underfloor or ceiling heating (not part of an electric boiler)
- Bottled LPG room heating
- Solid fossil fuel room heaters
- Wood/biomass room heating
- 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 from the Government’s ECO Scheme and Liverpool City Council