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There’s free cash available to help increase your home’s energy efficiency or pay your energy bills – hundreds of millions of pounds of it. The key is knowing where to look.
If you’re concerned about paying your utility bills due to the coronavirus pandemic, help is available from energy and water companies. See full info for energy suppliers and water companies , plus lots more help if you’re struggling financially, in our Coronavirus Finance & Bills Help guide.
Energy is one of the main grant-giving areas, as substantial Government funding is available to reduce our impact on the environment. The Government, energy suppliers and local authorities all provide grants to help you implement energy saving measures.
It’s worth everyone checking if they meet the criteria. Here’s some inspiration…
I have been lucky enough to qualify for a brand new boiler. I didn’t think I’d meet the criteria but I did, so check and see if you qualify too.
The end result of these grants is an increase in your home’s value, warmth and economy. Of course, big savings are available by cutting costs or insuring your boiler against breakdown. Check out our Cheap Gas & Electricity and Boiler Cover guides.
There are wads of freebies on offer from energy providers, from new boilers to loft and cavity wall insulation. It’s all part of their efficiency obligations to people in certain groups. It’s mainly for those receiving certain benefits, such as universal credit, tax credits, pension credit or income-based benefits. The full Free Insulation & Boilers guide has more, but below’s a taster of what you can get:
Heating accounts for around 60% of what you spend in a year on energy bills. Depending on your boiler’s age, a shiny new efficient one could save you up to £315/year.
Most homes built between 1920 and 1990 have a gap between internal and external walls. Filling the cavity with insulating mineral wool and foam means cold air’s kept out, and warm air stays in, which can save an average three-bedroom home up to £255/yr. It’s not for everyone, so make sure it’s appropriate for your home first.
Up to a quarter of your home’s heat escapes via the roof, but you can solve this by laying mineral wool under the rafters, saving up to £225/yr.
A boiler grant is a form of subsidy that enables homeowners and families with low incomes to have their old boiler system replaced with a brand new boiler at little or no cost. The scheme was developed to not only help underprivileged families access the heating and hot water they need, but also to aid government initiatives in increasing energy-efficiency.
By getting new boilers installed into homes, the government helps to reduce households’ carbon footprint as most modern boilers are A-rated for energy-efficiency. According to the Energy Savings Trust, a new boiler could also help the households save money – up to £200 can be saved on annual energy bills when using a modern, A-rated boiler*.
Boiler grants are subsidised by the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers; namely British Gas, EDF Energy, Npower, Scottish Power and SSE. They are non-repayable, so you won’t have to make any repayments for your new boiler in the future.
Only those that suit the allocated criteria for the Government’s Boiler Grant scheme will qualify for a free new boiler. Here are some of the requirements:
You must be the property’s homeowner
Your property must be connected to a mains gas supply
Your current boiler must be over 5 years old
You will automatically qualify if you receive Pension Credit or Child Tax Credits (households with income below £16,010 per year).
Unfortunately, Boiler Grant funding is not available for council owned or privately rented properties.
Everyone in the UK that gets pension credit or support for mortgage interest qualifies for cold weather payments. You also may get it if you receive income support, jobseeker’s allowance and universal credit – whether you’re eligible depends on your circumstances:
Income support and income-based jobseeker’s allowance.
You’ll be eligible if you have a disability or pensioner premium, a child who is disabled, get child tax credits that includes a disability or severe disability element or you have a child under five living with you.
Income-related employment and support allowance.
You’ll be eligible if you have a severe or enhanced disability premium, a pensioner premium, a child who is disabled, get child tax credits that includes a disability or severe disability element, or you have a child under five living with you.
You’ll be eligible if you have a health condition or disability and have a limited capability for work or you have a child under five living with you.
According to the Energy Savings Trust, a new boiler could also help the households save money – up to £200 can be saved on annual energy bills when using a modern, A-rated boiler*. (homeserve.com)
We advise that all contributions are Â£395. This is based on a standard like-for-like boiler replacement, installed in the same place with no additional extras. The contribution may increase if extra work is required or if you want to install your boiler in a different location. Weâll let you know if your contribution needs to be increased and then itâs up to you if you still want to go ahead.Â
If you’re on the state pension or in receipt of another social security benefit, such as pension credit or income-related employment and support allowance (ESA), then you should receive it automatically, paid in the same way as the other benefit you receive. (moneysavingexpert.com)
It’s mainly for those receiving certain benefits, such as universal credit, tax credits, pension credit or income-based benefits. (moneysavingexpert.com)
You can easily compare tariffs from the following suppliers that offer the discount via our Cheap Energy Club , simply select the warm home discount filter, under ‘tariff features’: Affect Energy Angelic Energy* Avro Energy Beam Energy* Boost Bristol Energy* British Gas (inc Scottish Gas) Bulb Citizen Energy* Co-op Energy E (Gas and electricity) E.on Ebico* Ecotricity* EDF Energy Fosse Energy* Great North Energy* Green Energy* Green Network Energy Green Star Energy Liverpool Energy Community Company* London Power Lumo M&S Energy If you get the guarantee credit element of pension credit, what matters is who your supplier was on 5 July 2020 – known as the ‘qualifying date’ for the scheme. (moneysavingexpert.com)
The ECO grant acts as a way to ensure that the bigger energy suppliers fulfil an obligation to help struggling families. (which.co.uk)
Boiler grants are subsidised by the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers; namely British Gas, EDF Energy, Npower, Scottish Power and SSE. (homeserve.com)
If you have an annual household income of less £16,190 or less and in receipt of child tax credits, you get income support or income-based jobseeker’s allowance, or you’re in receipt of income-related employment support allowance, you’re eligible if you have any of the following: A disability premium. (moneysavingexpert.com)
Receive one of the following benefits: Pension Credit Guarantee Credit Element Income-related employment and support allowance (ESA) Income-based jobseekerâs allowance (JSA) Income support Working and Child Tax Credits Universal Credit OR B. (eonenergy.com)
Boiler Grants and Universal Credit – Qualifying Benefits Boiler Grants and Universal Credit – Qualifying State Benefits, Tax Credits and Other Allowances: 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 (affordablewarmthscheme.co.uk)
Here are some of the requirements: You must be the property’s homeowner Your property must be connected to a mains gas supply Your current boiler must be over 5 years old You will automatically qualify if you receive Pension Credit or Child Tax Credits (households with income below £16,010 per year). (homeserve.com)
If you have a broken mains gas boiler OR your home has never had central heating before AND you expect to receive Universal Credit for a short period of time – you should apply immediately If you return to work after the Coronavirus restrictions are removed and you stop receiving Universal Credit, you will no longer qualify for boiler grants or central heating grants. (affordablewarmthscheme.co.uk)
Every home owner who receives Universal Credit, or one of the other qualifying benefits , can apply for a Boiler Grant to replace their broken mains gas boiler If your home has never had a central heating system installed before, recipients of Universal Credit can apply for a First Time Central Heating Grant to help install central heating. (affordablewarmthscheme.co.uk)
There is no maximum household income threshold anymore, simply, if you receive Universal Credit and you have a broken mains gas boiler, you will qualify for a boiler grant to replace it. (affordablewarmthscheme.co.uk)
Central Heating Grants and Universal Credit From 1st January 2020 ECO Scheme grants have been available to help install a central heating system in homes which have NEVER had a central heating system before. (affordablewarmthscheme.co.uk)
Under the new Green Homes Grant scheme, which launches in September, for most homeowners the vouchers will be worth about two-thirds of the cost of the energy efficient improvements you’re making, up to a maximum of £5,000 per household. (moneysavingexpert.com)
Only those that suit the allocated criteria for the Government’s Boiler Grant scheme will qualify for a free new boiler. (homeserve.com)
may qualify for Boiler Grants to replace broken mains gas boilers.
may qualify for a Central Heating Grant to help install central heating.
If you have a broken mains gas boiler OR your home has never had central heating before AND you expect to receive Universal Credit for a short period of time – you should apply immediately If you return to work after the Coronavirus restrictions are removed and you stop receiving Universal Credit, you will no longer qualify for boiler grants or central heating grants.
From 1st January 2020 ECO Scheme grants have been available to help install a central heating system in homes which have NEVER had a central heating system before.
If you have broken electric storage heaters or electric panel heaters, or perhaps gas wall heaters or a coal fire, you may qualify for a central heating grant.
You need to receive one of the qualifying benefits below which include Universal Credit.
If your home has had a central heating system installed before but it has been removed, unfortunately you will not qualify. Only homes which have never had central heating before will qualify for a central heating grant.
We’ve installed thousands of boilers across the UK for eligible customers as part of the government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme since 2013.
You might also hear of terms like ‘boiler grant’ to describe the scheme.
You can see if you’re eligible for a free or subsidised boiler in minutes by completing our online application form. If you are and you’d like to progress this application further you can choose whether or not you want us to pass your information to our trusted provider 0800 Repair* who may be able to help you further.
If you want to read more on what the government has to say about the ECO Scheme, visit the GOV.UK website. Please note boilers are currently funded by the Affordable Warmth part of the ECO scheme.
Did you know? Since the ECO scheme started, we’ve installed over 65,000 boilers in UK homes.
From time to time, there are various schemes available to help towards funding a new boiler. These are run by external bodies so we have included the link to them in order for you to take a look for yourself.
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