ECO Scheme Heating and Insulation Grants

Newcastle Central Heating Grants from the Government's ECO Scheme

Newcastle Central Heating Grants from the Government's ECO Scheme

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

To qualify for Newcastle Central Heating Grants, the new central heating system to be installed must include a central heating boiler which uses radiators to heat your home.

Newcastle Central Heating Grants main qualifying criteria requires that the new central heating system is installed in domestic premises which do not currently have, and has never had a central heating system before.

If a central heating system has been installed before but removed, unfortunately you will not qualify for the Newcastle Central Heating Grants Scheme.

To qualify for Newcastle Central Heating Grants you must also receive one of the qualifying State Benefits, Tax Credits or Other Allowances unless you qualify under ECO Flex Rules, please see below.

Complete the form on this page to see if you qualify for the Newcastle Central Heating Grants Scheme and we’ll call you back to arrange a FREE SURVEY.

Newcastle Central Heating Grants Qualifying Criteria

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

If you rent your home from a local council or a housing association, or live in a shared ownership home, unfortunately you will not qualify for the Newcastle central heating grants scheme.

2. Your home must have one of the following heating systems, or no heating at all:

  1. Electric room heaters
  2. Electric storage heaters
  3. Gas room heaters
  4. Gas fire with back boiler and no radiators
  5. Solid fossil fuel fire with back boiler and no radiators
  6. Electric underfloor or ceiling heating  but not part of an electric boiler system
  7. Bottled LPG room heating
  8. Solid fossil fuel room heaters
  9. Wood or biomass room heating
  10. Oil room heaters

The existing heating system used to assess whether you qualify for Newcastle 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 HERE if one has been prepared.

3. You must receive at least one of the Qualifying Benefits, or qualify under ECO Flex Rules

To qualify for Newcastle Central Heating Grants, either you or someone living permanently with you, 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. Each council can determine its own ECO Flex Rules but across England generally, you must have a low income and spend more than 10% of your income to heat your home.

The ECO Flex Scheme and Newcastle Central Heating Grants.

4. Your home must be well insulated

Newcastle Central Heating Grants is a Government Scheme

First Time Central Heating Grant Application Form

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Newcastle Central Heating Grants from the ECO Scheme

To qualify for Newcastle Central Heating Grants your home must have adequate loft insulation installed and if it has cavity walls, it must have cavity wall insulation installed.

If it does not have either of these installed at the time of your application, the installer of your new central heating system may arrange it for you.

Newcastle Central Heating Grants - Homes without a gas supply

Newcastle Central Heating Grants do not cover the cost of installing a gas supply to your home but other grants may be available to cover the cost of this.

You may get some help with the cost of installing a gas supply to your home if there is gas main within 23 metres of your home.

You will also need to arrange to have a gas meter installed in your home.

If mains gas cannot be connected to your home, you may wish to consider one of the following central heating systems, all of which can be funded with Newcastle Central Heating Grants:

  1. Biomass Boiler and radiators
  2. LPG Boiler and radiators
  3. Air Source Heat Pump
  4. Ground Source Heat Pump
  5. Electric Boiler and radiators

Newcastle Central Heating Grants from the Government’s ECO Scheme