What is the Boiler Grant Scheme?
The government launched the replacement boiler grant scheme in 2013 with 2 simple aims: –
1. Reduce the UKs energy consumption and make homes more efficient
2. Help low income households make their homes more energy efficiently through government grants
Why is the Boiler Free?
The scheme is part of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) which was passed in Parliament in 2012 and runs until 2022. Funded by the UK’s largest utility companies, the scheme is part of the Home Heating Carbon Reduction Obligation (HHCRO) and contributes to the UK’s carbon reduction targets. It aims to provide private homeowners on qualifying benefits to receive both a free boiler and free insulation, with the overarching aim to reduce fuel poverty amongst low-income households. This is done by ensuring that heat is generated as efficiently as possible and is prevented from escaping from the home.
This means that qualifying households will be playing their part in reducing carbon emissions to zero by 2050. You can check whether you are eligible for this scheme by completing a simple pro forma.
UK home owners could be eligible for a fully funded, or heavily discounted, boiler along with receiving free, or heavily discounted, insulation which will result in cheaper energy bills as your home becomes more energy efficient . See the link to household saving table below for more information
Who is eligible?
There are 3 key qualifying criteria to gain access to the scheme:
1. The current boiler is 6 years old or more
2. The homeowner lives permanently in the property
3. A member of the household, who lives there permanently, is in receipt of one of the following benefits:-
Armed Forces Independence Payment
Child Benefit (on the condition that the household’s relevant income does not exceed the amount set out below)
Constant Attendance Allowance
Disability Living Allowance
Pension Guarantee Credit
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
Personal Independence Payment
Severe Disablement Allowance
Tax Credits (Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits)
When is it available?
The ECO3 scheme runs from October 2018 until March 2022.You can check if you are eligible for the scheme using our quick and simple form here.
You could also earn £50 if you refer anyone to us who you think could be eligible for the scheme. Simply send their details (with permission) using our enquiry form below. We will pay £50 for every boiler installed under the ECO3 scheme.
Where is it available?
The scheme is available in England and Wales.
How do I apply?
It is easy to apply for by completing our ‘Am I eligible?’ questionnaire.