Free Boiler Grant FAQ

Free Boiler Grants

Government grants for free boilers

Boiler grants for free boilers have been put in place for two reasons:

  • To lower levels of harmful Carbon emissions released into the environment by conventional central heating boilers
  • To help reduce heating bills for certain groups in society such as pensioners or low income families

A rise in energy costs has seen many homes struggle to pay high heating / energy bills. All new boilers installed via the free boiler grant scheme are A graded gas condensing boilers.

Free Boiler Grants – Who Pays?

Free boiler grants are Government backed and subsidised by the UK’s large energy companies.

The six biggest energy companies in the UK are (Not in any order)

It is the “Big Six” who provide funding for the ECO Boiler Grant scheme and home insulation products (via Government prompting).

ECO Boiler Grants Scheme

Boiler Grant Eligibility

Energy Companies Obligation (ECO)

The ECO was introduced in January 2013 to reduce the UK’s energy usage and help people living in fuel poverty. It does this by funding energy efficiency improvements worth around £1.3 billion every year including new central heating boilers and home insulation. ECO grants fall into three categories –

  • Carbon Saving Community Obligation

    This provides insulation measures to households in specified areas of low income. It also makes sure that 15% of each supplier’s obligation is used to upgrade more hard-to-reach low-income households in rural areas.

  • Affordable Warmth Obligation

    This provides heating and insulation measures, including replacement boilers to those living in private properties that receive particular means-tested benefits. This obligation supports low-income families and pensioners that are vulnerable to the cold.

    Carbon Saving Obligation

    This covers the installation of measures like solid wall and hard-to-treat cavity wall insulation such as high storey buildings and solid walls.

Grant Qualification Criteria

Free boiler grants and home insulation grants are available for homeowners and private tenants (Who have their landlord’s permission) If you qualify you will likely be eligible for a 100% boiler grant to replace your old boiler.

But you must be in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  • Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (with an income of £15,860 or less)
  • Working Tax Credit (with an income of £15,860 or less)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Income-Related Employment Support Allowance

If you receive Income Support, Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance or Income-Related Employment Support Allowance one extra condition must also apply from the following.

  • You have a child under 16
  • You have a child under 20 in full-time education (not university)
  • You get Child Tax Credit including a disability element
  • You get a Disabled Child Premium
  • You get a Disability Premium
  • You have a Pensioner Premium
  • You have a Work Related Activity or Support Component (With Income-Related Employment Support Allowance)

If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit one of the following must also apply:

  • You are 60 years of age or over
  • You have a child under 16
  • You have a child under 20 in full-time education (not university)
  • You have a Severe Disability Element
  • You have a Disabled Worker Element

Are boiler grants 100% free?

Yes, If you qualify there is no payment at all for the supply and installation of a new boiler.

What type of boiler will I get?

At the moment the boiler grants are only available for gas boiler replacement. The new boiler will be a Grade A condensing boiler.

What is the process for applying for a free boiler grant?

Submit your details and you will be contacted within a day or two. A qualified Home Energy Assessor will visit you to carry out a quick survey and book a date for your boiler to be installed.

You can begin the application for a boiler grant by clicking on the link below.

Free boiler & insulation grants

Free Boiler Grants | Boiler Grants for Pensioners

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Pay Monthly Boilers

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Boiler grants - a Quick Guide

The Energy Companies Obligation provides grant funding for replacement boilers and other home energy-efficiency products. Boiler Grant Guide

Pensioners & Free Boiler Grants

Pensioner boiler grants are still available in the UK for pensioners on State Pension Credit or for over 60's on Working Tax Credits More info here - Boiler grants for pensioners
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