If so, there is currently funding available for homeowners to receive a grant for a new energy efficient boiler if you, or somebody living in your home, receives one of the following tax credits or benefits:


  • Child Benefit *

  • Child Tax Credits

  • Working Tax Credits

  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit Element

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)

  • Income Support

  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)

  • Attendance Allowance

  • Carer’s Allowance

  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

  • Severe Disablement Allowance

  • War Pensions Mobility Supplement

  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

*If you claim Child Benefit we will need to ask some additional questions to check if you qualify.

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Figure 1: Photo of a gas condensing combi boiler, which are energy efficient and help to save money on your fuel bills.    

Please note that there is currently no funding available for tenants or landlords to receive a boiler grant, but if there is no central heating in the property, then you may be eligible to qualify for a First Time Central Heating grant

Unfortunately, people living in social housing are unable to apply for this grant scheme, but it is possible your local authority may have other support schemes available.

Savings on fuel bills

In a typical semi-detached property that uses mains gas for central heating, you can reduce your heating bills by around £350 per year if you upgrade from an old G-rated boiler (which are less than 70% efficient) to a new A-rated condensing boiler (which are over 90% efficient). The savings are even greater for larger properties and for heating systems that run on oil or LPG, which are more expensive than mains gas.

Why are there grants for new Boilers?

The funding for new boilers comes from the ‘Energy Company Obligation’ scheme or E.C.O as it is commonly known. The scheme is funded by the major energy providers such as British Gas, EDF, SSE, Scottish Power, E-ON, N-Power etc. These companies have legal obligations to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions and will receive huge fines if they don’t meet their targets.

To pay for these grants, everyone is charged a ‘green levy’ or ‘environmental levy’ on their fuel bills, which varies between 10% to 20% of your bill, depending on which company you are with. Therefore, everybody is paying for this grant schemes whether they qualify for it or not.

It is important to note that this boiler grant scheme may not cover the entire cost of a new boiler. For example if you have a back boiler in your house then it is quite expensive to change to a combi boiler  and in most cases the funding will meet some of the cost and you will need to make a contribution to meet any shortfall. 

An energy assessment will need to be carried out on your property to calculate how much funding will be available. Any grant that you receive does not have to be repaid


Please contact us on 0330 223 0333 and one of our helpful team will be able to advise you whether you will qualify for a boiler grant, or alternatively you can enter your details on our contact page and one of our energy advisors will contact you.

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