Qualify For A First Time Boiler Grant?

Free First Time Boiler & Radiator Grant

How do I qualify as a tenant for a free boiler grant?

Tenants in the UK (not including Northern Ireland) who claim any qualifying benefit could be entitled to a free First Time Boiler Grant under the Government’s ECO3 Scheme. Grants are available to tenants in privately rented accommodation which does not have, and has not previously had a central heating system.

The applicant would be the tenant who is renting the privately owned property and not the landlord. You must have the landlord’s permission in order to proceed with a first time boiler grant application. Tenants in council owned properties, housing association homes, or other local authority run social housing are not eligible for the scheme.

Are there any other conditions that apply to tenants?

To qualify for a FREE Grant the rented property must have adequate loft insulation and cavity wall insulation (if it has cavity walls). This is to ensure that any benefits of central heating being installed is not lost by the lack of insulation. You would need to discuss this with your landlord if you are planning to make an application and insulation is not currently present.

What does the boiler grant cover?

The grant for tenants scheme provides for a new central heating system to be installed including a central heating boiler and radiators, associated pipework and control panels. The Grant does not cover the costs of connecting a gas supply to a rental property for those homes currently without a gas supply.

We handle the whole process for you, from making your grant application, to installation, to aftercare, to ensure that your central heating is working effectively for you. And the good news is our services won’t cost you a thing, with our costs being met directly by the scheme.

What are the qualifying benefits that may make me eligible for a boiler grant?

Qualifying benefits include some of the following:

Armed Forces Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance, Carer’s Allowance, Child Benefit, Child Tax Credit, Constant Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Guaranteed Pension Credit, Income-Based Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA), Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Income Support, Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit, Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Severe Disablement Allowance, Universal Credit, War Pensions Mobility Allowance, and Working Tax Credit.

If you, or a member of your household, receive one or more of the above-listed benefit types provided by the UK government, then it’s highly likely that you’re in line to receive a FREE First Time Boiler Grant.

Many of the above benefits have more recently been replaced by Universal Credit, so if you are in receipt of that, there is a good chance you’ll qualify for a Grant. All you need to do is take a few moments to find out whether you’re eligible today, and then we’ll handle the rest.

Where does the funding for free boiler grants come from?

Funding for Free Boiler Grants for tenants comes from the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers – British Gas, EDF Energy, E.ON, Npower, Scottish Power, and SSE. They have an obligation under the Government’s ECO Scheme, to provide grants towards the installation of A-rated energy saving boilers, both for homeowners and private tenants.

Is there any other way I might qualify as tenant?

It is possible, if you are not in receipt of any of the qualifying benefits mentioned above, that you may be eligible for a First Time Boiler Grant under ECO Flex Rules. These are set by local authorities within their boundaries and provide grants for some tenants on the basis that they are on low incomes and therefore are likely struggle to heat their homes properly.

Why bother applying for a free boiler grant?

If you are a private tenant living in a property that has never had gas central heating then it is likely that you’ve been trying to heat your home with inefficient heating, such as electrical heating which will likely have proved costly. By having an A-rated boiler and new central heating installed will be far more cost-effective and will improve the warmth in your home as well as reducing your annual heating costs considerably, sometimes by as much as £300 annually.



Should you wish to learn more please visit the GOV.UK website. The ‘Affordable Warmth’ part of the energy company’s obligations provides for Free boiler funding.

Does this apply to you?

  • Receive income related benefits?
  • Homeowner in the UK?
  • Your boiler is 7+ years old?

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Who is eligible for a grant?

If you are a homeowner living in your property, with a 7+ year old boiler and current receipt of one or more of the listed benefits, you qualify to apply.

For any further information on your eligibility, get in touch with us today.

How much will a new boiler save me?

If we consider an old boiler may only be operating at 65% of its efficiency you could literally be wasting 35p of every pound you spend on energy.

The good news is that new boilers with an ‘A’ rating can operate at around 90% + efficiency which translates into less than 10p wastage. So, you could save as much as £300 per year by replacing your old and inefficient boiler with a brand new one with an ‘A’ rating. Imagine what you could do with that money!

If you are in receipt of any of the benefits mentioned, just fill in your postcode to confirm whether you are eligible or not for a FREE boiler grant.

How is the boiler grant free?

Under the government boiler scheme, it is the leading energy companies who are under the obligation to provide the grants for replacement boilers to those who qualify.

Our fees for removal, installation and aftercare are sourced through the scheme and its grants, so you won’t have to pay out to cover our costs during the process.

This allows you to get your brand new boiler at a fraction of the cost.

What is the ECO scheme?

The Government-backed Energy Companies Obligations (ECO) scheme places an obligation on the largest energy suppliers – including npower, E.ON and British Gas, SSE, EDF and Scottish Power – to help make British households more energy efficient and help reduce their energy bills.

The ECO scheme offers free boiler grants, insulation grants, air source heat pump grants, solar panel grants & more.

By offering free grants towards new energy efficient boilers to eligible households helps reduce the cost of heating the home and contributes towards the overall drive to reduce carbon emissions. Those who benefit from the ECO scheme with a free boiler grant could save several hundred pounds on their heating each year.

Does the boiler grant have to be repaid?

Boiler grants are free and do not have to be repaid at any time. There are no hidden terms and conditions to worry about.

The scheme aims to help low income households improve their home energy efficiency and any grants are non-repayable. Those eligible for a grant will either get a free or a subsidised boiler replacement. In some cases a contribution may be required towards the cost of the new boiler, but this will be made clear from the outset, following a free assessment at your home.

How long does installation take?

We understand that many of our clients will be eager to know exactly how long it takes for their new boiler to be fully functional in their home, particularly if your current boiler has issues.

Specific schedules can vary a little depending on availability of staff and equipment in your region at a given time, but in general, it should be no more than 2-3 months from the moment you apply through to completed installation.

What type of boiler can I get fitted?

Under the ECO scheme, you can have a brand new A-rated, energy efficient combi or system boiler fitted which will have an efficiency usually in excess of 90%.

We offer a range of boilers including Baxi, Worcester Bosch, Vokera and Ideal.

Will the boiler come with a warranty?

If you receive a new boiler through a boiler grant,  your installation will be covered by the same warranty you would receive from that boiler manufacturer.

The length of any warranty varies between brand and different boiler models but would usually be anything from 2-7 years. All aftercare will also be provided as part of the service to you.

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With over 15 years industry experience providing an end to end service from organising the grant, survey, installation and after care all through a single company. We pride ourselves on being a one-stop Green Deal Installer. By dealing directly with us, and not through 3rd parties, you can rest assured you will deal only with the company providing the full service.

All of our professional installers are fully trained, accredited and certified to ensure all the work we carried out is of the highest standard. Any mess or rubbish will be cleaned up our courteous engineers, the old boiler taken away and free aftercare provided to ensure your free boiler grant is providing you with efficient heating and saving you money.

For those on benefits that qualify this service is 100% free, no obligation, no hidden charges, no install fees or service charges. Apply today, it only takes 60 seconds.