Grants for Central Heating

Central heating grants UK
As another UK winter approaches you want to make sure you and your family are ready for the wind, rain and cold weather. Unfortunately, in these austere times gas and heating prices have continued to rise, and these increasing costs can leave you worried about how to afford your heating bills. It’s never been a better time, then, to try and save some extra money and look into government heating grants.

Central Heating Grants in the UK

Not everyone is aware that there is a helpful range of government grants for central heating boilers. Depending on whereabouts you live in the UK, there are different grants for central heating systems for which you could be eligible; including central heating grants for pensioners and central heating grants for disabled people.

Read our guide about government central heating grants, which should help you figure out just how much money and/or welfare you’re entitled to.

The Benefits of Central Heating Installation Grants

The primary benefits of grants for central heating boilers are numerous.  Such grants can provide a lifeline to those who might otherwise not have access to central heating and can help out those in private or rented accommodation who can’t afford their bills.

It should be noted that grants for installing central heating vary from area to area of the United Kingdom and are partially dependent upon circumstances – take a look at how they work below.

The Range of Gas Central Heating Grants

Central Heating Grants in EnglandThe warm Home Discount Scheme

From April 14th 2011, the English Government adopted the Warm Front Scheme, designed to make sure all future homes were equipped with energy efficient heating devices. Grants up to £3,500 for gas or £6,000 for oil-heated boilers can be given as long as you meet the following criteria:

  • If you are in receipt of Pension Credit or Employment & Support Allowance.

If you are in receipt of Income Support or Jobseekers Allowance and are the guardian of a child with a disability, or if the child is under five years of age.

Central Heating Grants in Scotland: Energy Assistance Package

The Scottish Energy Assistance Package is split into two distinct parts. The first entitles you to free expert advice on energy efficiency, as well as information on free benefits and tax credits – but only if you are 75 or over or vulnerable to fuel poverty.

The second part of the package gives you access to free cavity wall and loft insulation, as well as enhanced measures for more vulnerable homes that have never had a certified central heating system properly fitted in their building. However, you only have access to the second part of the package if your central heating system has a poor energy rating and you are also one of the following: aged 65 and over, looking after a child under 16 or are pregnant, or are in receipt of benefits.

Central Heating Grants Wales: Nest Fuel Poverty Scheme

The Welsh government wish to provide energy-efficient heating means for all homeowners in need by 2018. The Nest Fuel Poverty Scheme is a way of helping those who are vulnerable to fuel poverty (so this includes help with central heating for pensioners) and for those properties which have never had a proper heating system installed. To qualify for central heating grants in Wales, you usually have to be in receipt of one of the following: Child Tax Benefit, Housing Credit/Council Tax Benefit, Pension Credit and/or Income Support. If eligible for a central heating grant, an assessor will be sent to your home to determine whether you require any of the available support, such as:

  • Free energy-efficiency advice, including draught proofing.

  • A new central heating boiler.

  • Loft, Cavity wall and solid wall insulation.

  • Fully installed renewable-energy products, such as solar panels.

Northern Ireland Central Heating Grants: Warm Home Scheme

In Northern Ireland, the Department for Social Development has helped to fund the Warm Home Scheme, which helps homeowners who struggle to afford central heating by offering two separate types of grant:

  • The Warm Home grant offers free cavity wall and loft insulation, as well as hot water tank jacket and free energy advice, as long as you are in receipt of one of the following: Income Support, Pension Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Housing Benefit, Working  Tax Credit and/or Disability Allowance.

  • The Warm Home Plus grant is designed to help those in receipt of one of the above, but who also have either a poor Economy 7 grade boiler or else no central heating system at all. The grant will fund a new, energy efficient model to be fitted throughout the property.

Central Heating Grants – Cost and Savings

If eligible, all grants will be completely free, and any new installations will be carried out by fully certified heating specialists.  Naturally, the savings that this could amount to over the years could be enormous.

Provided that you look into obtaining a central heating grant through the official channels, you will therefore have nothing to lose and plenty to gain – not least a warm home.

Applying for Grants

Remember, this guide about Central Heating Grants is intended as a starting point for you to discover what heating grants are available.  In order to check your personal eligibility through the official channels, or to keep abreast of changing legislation and regulations you should contact your relevant Government department as soon as possible. Don’t waste any more time worrying about the cold this winter, and get in touch about grants for central heating today.

shahzad munir says:

hi i would like to know about government grant regarding free central heating replacement?

ablyth says:

Hi, please call the Energy Saving Trust on 0300 123 1234, they will be able to tell you if you’re eligible for a central heating grant.

denning says:

My boiler is giving me trouble at the moment it keeps cutting out and needs to be restarted often mr denning and me are pensioners on pencion credits do we qualify for a condensing boiler the one we have now is a Glow warm Hideaway FF

samrat says:

Hi Denning,
As you are pensioner, you might be eligible for a Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Free Boiler Scheme. Please contact Energy Saving Trust on 0300 123 1234 to find out if you’re eligible for a boiler grant. They provide free advice and will be happy to help you. Also check this link – https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/helping-households-to-cut-their-energy-bills/supporting-pages/warm-home-discount-scheme

Margaret Albani says:

Please advise how to apply for the central heating grant I have two radiotors leaking and a faulty boiler which is over 15 years old
Thanks

ablyth says:

Hi Margaret, please call the Energy Saving Trust on 0300 123 1234, they will be able to tell you if you’re eligible for a central heating grant and will help you apply.

Kellie Watterson says:

Hi, I am enquiring about any grant that is available for help with electric heating costs?

ablyth says:

Hi Kellie, to get specific advice, please call the Energy Saving Trust on 0300 123 1234, they will be able to tell you what you’re eligible for and help you apply.

Jim kean says:

We are in receipt of DLA (middle) and I’m over 60years old, but working, would we qualify for any grants to replace our 20+ year old heating system, as it now is below current standards? We live in Fife, Scotland. Regards jk

ablyth says:

Hi Jim, to find out please call the Home Energy Scotland Hotline on 0800 512 012 – they will also be able to help you apply for a grant.

mark pearce says:

my sister is renting my house and is on full DLA. the boiler is around 15 years old and the house is always cold. can she get the boiler replaced and futher insulation. thanks

ablyth says:

Hi Mark, it sounds like your sister would be eligible for a grant – to get specific advice please call the Energy Saving Trust on 0300 123 1234.

jim crawford says:

Hi
My Dad is 75 and has his own small flat , out of the three storage heaters he has only one works , would he be entitled to any assistance regarding the cost of a new heating system ? The heaters are over 30 yrs old .
Thanks in advance for your help .
jim

ablyth says:

Hi Jim, it sounds like your dad may be eligible for a grant – to get specific advice please call the Energy Saving Trust on 0300 123 1234

samantha baird says:

hi do you know of any grants for oil heating? i have phoned the heating help line and they dont know of any

sdeshmukh says:

Hi Samantha,
To get specific advice please call the Energy Saving Trust on 0300 123 1234. They will be happy to help you.

Paul says:

Hi,

I live in Wales and a friend of mine who is a pensioner would like to know what help is available to her to renew her old heating boiler.

Paul

sdeshmukh says:

Hi Paul, it sounds like your friend would be eligible for a grant – to get specific advice please call the Energy Saving Trust on 0300 123 1234.

alison says:

hi i have custody of my 12 year old granddaughter who is disabled .i receive high disability living allowance for her would i qualify for a new gas boiler and heaters
as some of my radiators are 70 years old!

sdeshmukh says:

Hi,
You are probably eligible to get a grant for a new gas boiler. There is a new government led energy saving scheme funded by energy suppliers called ECO. Energy saving trust will be happy to explain you about this scheme and also tell you if you are eligible. Call energy saving trust on 0300 123 1234. Hop it helps

hannah says:

Hi I’m 20 years old I am moviing back into my dads properety with no central heating and I’m 19 weeks pregnant am I eligible

sdeshmukh says:

Hi Hannah,
You might be eligible for the grant. Call energy saving trust on 0300 123 1234 and they if you are eligible or not. :)

Jay says:

Can you tell me whether there is any help available to me. I am a full time carer to my disabled 9 year old son, my wife who is ill with cancer and 4 other children. We rent from a private landlord and we have no boiler or cental heating at all. It seems all the grants available are to replace boilers, but we dont have anything, just a gas fire in the living room and an electric immersion heater which costs a fortune to run (in excess of £40 in electric just for the water!), and due to my wife and son’s illnesses, constant hot water is very much needed but heat would be great. The house is very cold, particularly upatrairs. I have little time to ring round the many places google suggests just to be passed on or let down.
Someone, please help.

sdeshmukh says:

Hi Jay, to get specific advice, please call the Energy Saving Trust on 0300 123 1234, they will be able to tell you what you’re eligible for and help you apply.

Jay says:

Thats £40 per week!

margaret mcshane says:

Hello, i am retired. Age 63. My boiler is faulty and is over 25 years old. I have no funds to get a new boiler, so i would like to know if i would be eligible for a grant?

sdeshmukh says:

Hi Margaret,
To check if you are eligible, please call the Energy Saving Trust on 0300 123 1234. They will be happy to help you.

Malcolm wilson says:

Hello my sister and her husband are both disabled, husband as in fact got cancer.
Would they qualify for a new gas fire through this new government scheme.
Thank you in advance.

sdeshmukh says:

Hi Malcolm,
They might be eligible. Call EnergySavingTrust on 0300 123 1234 and they will help you out.

marie farrelly says:

my father has been told he is eligible for a new boiler under one sceme but because he is eligible for this the other grant that also includes radiators which in his case he needs the radiators because his arenot workin he cant get very frustratin my dad has terminal lung cancer

Dermot Cleary says:

I’m in the same boat. Cavity wall insulation is not very reliable as any water coming through porous bricks gets into the insulation and eventually into the internal bricks/blocks etc. Loft insulation can be good only if laid carefully between the ceiling trusses and not on them. A new boiler can be good provided and I say only if the radiators are fitted correctly, under the windows or close to the windows and in full working order. These things never appear to be taken into consideration when the state decides to hand out buckets full of money to these agencies. That’s why you can have a grant for a new boiler but not to upgrade your central heating system as they don’t want to make us too comfortable.

den says:

would like to know , I am homeowner with mortgage my son is on jobseekers its just us two can do we qualify for grant for boiler and central heating

samrat says:

Hi Den,
You might qualify as your son is on job seeker. To find out if you’re eligible for heating grants, call EnergySavingTrust on 0300 123 1234 and they will be happy to give you free advice.

Carol says:

Hi Im enquiring for my 75 year old neighbour who owns his own house we have in our homes have never had gas the council have now brought gas to our area my neighbour is 75 years old owns his home does not claim any benefits though Im not sure he has tried to claim any to be honest I dont think he knows how, he now has been told to get gas he has to pay full amount for everything we have storage heaters and living in scotland have been no good especially for elderly and very expensive is there anything he can get help with? We are in Carluke, Scotland thankyou in advance

samrat says:

Hi Carol,
Your neighbour might be eligible for heating grants. I would suggest you to contact Energysavingtrust on 0300 123 1234 and they will be happy to give you free help and advice. Hope this helps!

Ian says:

I am 67 my wife 62 both retired.Have night storage heaters 27 years old We are all electric. Are there any grants available for us We dont recieve any benifits

samrat says:

Hi Ian,
I would suggest you to contact Energy Saving Trust on 0300 123 1234 for any grants you both are eligible for. They will be happy to provide information.

gail says:

I have friends both pensioners who haven’t got any central heating. They own their own house but still pay a mortgage. Their only income is state pension can they get a grant to get central heating installed?

samrat says:

Hi gail,
Pensioners are probably eligible for grants. Just contact Energy Saving Trust on 0300 123 1234 to get more information. They will be happy to give you free advice.

Tracey Logan says:

hi, i live in scotland, i rent my home from a private landlord, it has the old electric heating, with bricks in the bottom of the heaters, think its called white meter electric heating not too sure, i am on benefits as i am a carer, i was wondering if there was a grant i couid get too install a boiler and gas central heating.

SARAH says:

Hi i live in Fort William and i only have heat if i put on my coal fire this heats my hot water and radiators i put on and discovered back boiler is finished and i have no heating and cant afford to replace what out there is available to help me as im only in my 50s and have no dependants ,many thanks

mjackson says:

Hi,
Thanks for posting. We suggest that you try speaking to your local council in order to discuss the possibility of applying for a heating grant.
We also suggest that you take a look at the Energy saving trust website as they will also be able to advise on whether you are eligible for any grants.

We hope this information helps.
ServiceMagic

Linda says:

You state the Warm Front Scheme but this stopped in January 2013

samrat says:

Hi Linda,
Thanks for pointing it out. We welcome feedback from our consumers. Just to let you know that this is an old article and we are in a process of creating a new article.

Jan says:

Hi I live in Scotland and I am in desperate need for a new boiler, can I apply for a grant for a boiler. I work and I am in receipt of Disability Living Allowance due to my illness and disability. Would I qualify for a free grant?

mjackson says:

Hello,
Thanks for your post.
We recommend taking a look at the http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland/Heating-and-hot-water/Replacing-your-boiler/Boiler-Scrappage-Scheme where you can get information on any grants that are available to you.
It may also be a good idea to call your local council or benefits office as they may also be able to advise.
We do hope that this information helps.

Servicemagic

lin montasser says:

I am selling my house due to finances. My 86 year old mother lives with me and she gets maximum AA and is in receipt of pension credit. The only house i have found that i can afford needs central heating and rewiring before we could move in. Would she qualify for any grants related to this if the house is not hers?

mjackson says:

Hi,
It’s well worth checking out the Energy Saving trust website for information on any grants that may be available to you.

nicola mcpherson says:

Hi I moved into my council house in february 2013 with my son. Hes now 10 momth old . I work 16hours bt I receive child benefit workin and child tax credit. Also get some housing benefit, my question is would I get a new heatin system as I have storage heaters and they are crap! Its freezing in this house I have condensation on windows am worried it will turn into damp, I have spoke to my housing and they said it would be 2022 before I got gas heating installed! Surely this cant be alowed? I have phoned my local mp for help but thought id aak on here while I wait to hear back from mp. I live in scotland aberdeenshire,

thank you.

mjackson says:

Hi Nicola,
Thanks for your post.
We recommend taking a look at our Grants for central heating article which would give you some information on any grants that you might be considered for.

We hope that this information helps.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

Jean says:

I live alone and was given a safety notice from British gas saying my boiler is not safe to use. It is over 20 years old and they no longer make spare parts for it. I cannot afford to buy a new boiler.
I tried to apply for help through the Warm Home Scheme, but they said I do not qualify. I am on income support only.
I am dreading the winter coming with no heating or hot water. Does anyone know if I can get any help from anywhere? thanks

mjackson says:

Hi Jean,
Thanks for your post. The only thing we can suggest is speaking to your local council who may be able to advise. There are companies that offer payment plans so we also suggest doing a Google search, using those key words.

Thanks again and we wish you all the best

bill says:

Hi im a home owner, 58 yrs old and in full time employment.
my wife is in full time employment too, we bought a house with central heating , but there is only a really old gas fire in the living room and no radiators at all, and no radiator in tha kitchen but others upstairs.
my wife suffers from reynauds syndrome, I was wondering if we would be eligible for radiators due to her illness.
thanks

mjackson says:

Thanks for your post. We suggest taking a look at the Energy Saving Trust website, which will give you further information on any grants that you could be considered for.

We hope that the information helps.

ella says:

I have storage heaters. I need them changed and my boilet is really old. It works but is so expebsive I canr afford my bills! Its now bearoy November and I havent out my hearing on yet because I cant afford to. I work and because of this and/or the fact I have storage heaters I am never entitled to any help with funding this. Please can anyone help

mjackson says:

Thanks for your post. We suggest taking a look at the Energy Saving Trust website which will give you further information on any grants that you may be considered for.

We hope that this information helps.

marguerite says:

hi does anyone know of any grants available to homeowners, who have an old boiler , and in need of replacing thank you

mjackson says:

Hi marguerite,

Thanks for your post.

there are grants available for this type of work however you will have to meet certain criteria to be considered therefore we suggest taking a look at the Energy Saving trust website’s grant section which will provide you with further information.

Thanks again and we hope that this information helps.

mark @ ServiceMagic

Dermot Cleary says:

It appears there are no Governments grants for upgrading of outmoded central heating systems so what’s the point in fitting a new boiler if the system itself is outmoded.

Or am I, just not getting the jest.

Sarah Garratt says:

my nan has no central heating in her house and has one fire to heat the whole house which is situated in the living room. She is on a state pension, is she eligible for the central heating grant?

mjackson says:

Hi Sarah,
Thanks for your post.
We recommend taking a look at the Energy saving trust website which will provide you with further information on any grants available.

Sarah Rudge says:

Me and my husband are both on a low wage and wondered if we are entitled to a grant for central heating. Currently we have no heating whatsoever, we have no gas mains to the house and no running hot water.

mjackson says:

Hi Sarah,
Thanks for your post.
We suggest taking a look at the Energy Saving Trust website where you can find more information on grants that you may be considered for.

We do hope that this information helps.

margaret chambers says:

we are 60 and 63 and on DLA we do not have any central heating can we get a grant to get it put in as it harder to keep warm

mjackson says:

Hello and thanks for your post.

We would love to assist however any contractors we match you to won’t be affiliated with any kind of grants and could only provide you with a quote for private work.

I suggest taking a look at the Energy saving trust website for further information on grants.

Thanks again

Mark @ ServiceMagic

Lyndsey Harris says:

Hello, I am 3 months pregnant with a 8 month old baby and 12 year old. My husband works and we dont get any benefits except for child benefit. We have solid fuel heating (parkray). Would we be entitled to a boiler/different heating system? Thank you

mjackson says:

Hi Lyndsey,

In order to find out about any grants you maybe eligible for, we recommend that you take a look at the energy saving trust website.

Some councils can also advise therefore it’s also a good idea to speak to them.

We do hope that this information helps.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

Pauline kirma says:

Please can you help I live in private property we are on benefits the boilrt in the property has been going since were been in the flat slwsys calling the lsndlord with this problem well 3years down the line the landlordas said we need a new boiler and said I need to contact you to apply for a grant for a new boiler can we do this my landlord is hopsons southend on ses could you email letting me know if we csn snd how to ho about it please
Mrs p kirma
Mr e kirma thsnkyou

mjackson says:

Hi Pauline,

We recommend taking a look at the Energy Saving Trust website for further information on what grants might be available as well as information on how to apply.

We hope that this helps.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

nazir saudagar says:

Hi I had a Ideal Logic Combi 30 boiler fitted in Nov 2010 under 3 years by the warm front grant and had 2 breakdowns this year. Today I had another visit and been told the Heat Exchanger has gone, How can I claim against the 5 year guarantee as the boiler keeps going off as the water pressure keeps losing every 2-3 hours. I receive tax credit and have 2 children under 5 plus my parents age 77 & 67 have joined to live with me. i need advise as the company who replaced my old boiler does not exist anymore. My old boiler Valaint never broke down in 8 years of being fitted, I replaced a good quality with a inferior one and am suffering in this cold weather

mjackson says:

Hi Nazir,

You would need to contact the Warm front Care and repair department on 0800 408 1437 and they should be able to advise on your issue.

You can also obtain more information by checking out their website

We hope that this information helps.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

kelly munro says:

hi,
I am a working mother of 2 children (son aged 6) is in reciept of DLA of the higher rate for care and our boiler is forever going into lockout. We have a powermax boiler which arent the most efficient and when it goes off we have no hot water or heating at all. The boiler is approx 14 years old.
can you help me?

mjackson says:

Hi Kelly,

Thanks for your post.

We recommend calling your local council office as they are the best to advise on any grants that you maybe eligible for, seeing as you are already in receipt of certain benefits.

You can also take a look at the Energy Saving Trust website where you will find further information on government heating grants.

We hope that this information helps.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

carole holden says:

My father is 92 and does not have central heating in his home. He just has a boiler heating the water. This boiler is not heating the water sufficiently in cold weather to enable him to have a bath. He does not claiim any benefits but only has a state pension and possibly a small prive pension paying approx £10 oper month. Would he be entitled to any grants to fit central heating or at least replace the boiler?

mjackson says:

Hi Carole,

Thanks for your post.

Any contractors we may find for you wont be able to discuss grants with you therefore we recommend speaking to your local council who maybe able to advise on grants that might be available.

You can also take a look at the energy saving trust website which has further information on Grants for heating.

We hope that this information helps.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

margaret says:

My home has a boiler that is 5 years old BUT the radiators have never been replaced and so old – they are all party heating up and cant be bled as some of them have that bit broken off due to age. I am absolutely freezing cold and cant afford to have new raditors. I live on my own and in receipt of working tax credits. I would presume that the boiler is okay – its just the radiators – does this scheme cover anything for this?

mjackson says:

Hello Margaret and thanks for your post,

Any contractors that use our service may not be able to offer assistance in regards to grants as they will only quote on private jobs however we do recommend that you visit the Energy Saving Trust website where you can find more information on any grants that might be available for you.

We hope that this information helps.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

tanzeem says:

government grant for centra heating,has the rules changed in janurary 2013

mjackson says:

Hello Tanzeem,

We cannot confirm whether the rules for Central heating grants have changed however Prior to 2013 central heating grants were available through the Warm Front Scheme. This has been replaced by the Affordable Warmth Scheme which offers central heating grants for cavity wall insulation, loft insulation and replacement boilers however if you are looking to apply, we advise taking a look at the energy saving trust website which will have further information on any grants that might be available to you.

We hope that this information helps.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

Lynda says:

Hi my mum is 76 she’s had night storage heaters installed in 2009 now the one in her bedroom doesn’t work is there anyone she can contact to get it mended for free or will she have to pay as there four years old

mjackson says:

Hi Lynda,

First check whether you are signed up to any home care contracts as you may be able to have the repair carried out for free if you are.

Should that not be the case, you maybe be eligible for a grant to have the repair done (you would need to contact your local council who will advise you on this)

We hope that this information helps and please feel free to get back to us should you need further advice.

Mark @ Servicemagic

thomson says:

I have a family member living in private rented house an has done for many years hes a pensioner and has no heating system in the house he has rely on a halogen heater. Is he eligible for radiators to be put in?

mjackson says:

Hello,
Thanks for your post.

Any contractors we use will only be able to offer you a quotes on a private job therefore we recommend speaking to your local council who will be able to advise on any grants available.

We hope this helps.

Servicemagic

hughie says:

Hi, I am unemployed, I am on esa contribution base, but only receive my stamp paid as have had my 365 days of money paid too me, I am also on dla. My partner works and earns £15,763.00 a year. we claim child tax credits and child benefits, DOES ANYONE know if we would still be able to claim a grant for a new boiler and radiators as ours is on its way out. thankyou

mjackson says:

Hi
Thanks for your post.
We recommend speaking to your local council who are best placed to advise in regards to any government grants you maybe eligible for.

You can also take a look at the Energy saving trust website for further information on what grants are available.

We hope this helps

Mark @ Servicemagic

Rees says:

My parents are on a private pension and are over 80 but cannot afford a new boiler and windows, they pay nearly £300 a month in heating their private home, what can they do…??

mjackson says:

Hi Rees,

Thanks for your post.

There are a number of grants available however, you would need to contact your local council in order to find out which ones your parents maybe eligible for.

In order to get more information on grants available, please take a look at the energy saving trust website.

We hope that this information has helped.

Servicemagic

june kennedy says:

I have a new boiler, but my radiators are over 20years old, and I have a leak and the pressure on my new boiler keeps dropping.is there a grant available to me for a free heating system. I am 60years of age and on benefits.

mjackson says:

Hi June,

Our contractors will only be able to offer a full quote on a private job therefore we suggest contacting your local council who will be able to advise you on any grants you could be eligible for.

We hope that this information helps and thanks for posting.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

zoe says:

Hello, Im on jsa, get child tax/benefit have a 5 year old son, im pregnant and moving back home with my mum and dad but their house is their own mortgage home So would I be able to get the heating at their property?

mjackson says:

Hi Zoe,

Our contractors will only be able to quote for a private job and wouldn’t have any connections with any kind of grants or schemes therefore We would suggest contacting your local benefits office as they will be the best people to advise you.

Thanks for your post and we hope that this information helps.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

mrs spellman says:

Do they do electric for oaps on pension credit if so e mail me nobody knows fraustrating

mjackson says:

Hello,

Thanks for your post.

We recommend taking a look at the Home Repair Assistance Grant website as you maybe eligible should you fit the following criteria –

Owner occupiers and private tenants may get assistance. You will have to be either:

18 or over and in receipt of Income Based Job Seeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Working Tax Credit, Housing Benefit, or Pension Credit (Guaranteed Credit element), or
18 or over, be ill or have a disability. You will have to be in receipt of a qualifying benefit such as Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance or Long Term Incapacity Benefit.
aged 60 or over

We hope that this information helps.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

sharon swinhoe says:

hi im in privately rented accomodation and need a new boiler, my lanlord has asked me about the grant scheme as im claiming benefits.im worried that if i move from the property and something goes wrong with the boiler at my new home i wont be able to apply for help again please can you advise me on this dilemma, thanks

mjackson says:

Hi Sharon,

Thanks for your post.

Any contractors we may find will not be able to discuss any type of grant work therefore we suggest calling your local benefits office who will be able to advise you on any grants you might be eligible for.

Thanks again for posting.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

David Williams says:

hi, im in a house i own with no central heating at all ,used to have storage heaters but they wasn’t working so i took them out, just wondering if there is a grant I can get to install central heating , I live in north Wales and im 72 and on pension credit

mjackson says:

Hi David,

Our contractors will only be able to offer a full quote on a private job therefore we suggest contacting your local council who will be able to advise you on any grants you could be eligible for.

We hope that this information helps and thanks for posting.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

chris warman says:

my bolier maybe being replaced through affordable warmth but mot the radiators are are there any replacement grants available.

mjackson says:

Hi Chris,

Our contractors will only be able to offer a full quote on a private job therefore we suggest contacting your local council who will be able to advise you on any grants you could be eligible for.

We hope that this information helps and thanks for posting.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

Clive Merrifield says:

My mum lives on the edge of Dartmoor and just has a coal fire with a back boiler that has leaked and needs replacing.. She has a gas cooker but no heating now. 77 and now has shingles.. Stubborn as a mule and I am trying to find someone does grants or free installation. Anyone?

mjackson says:

Hi Clive,

Our contractors will only be able to offer a full quote on a private job therefore we suggest contacting your local council who will be able to advise you on any grants you could be eligible for.

We hope that this information helps and thanks for posting.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

Nabeela says:

Hi I grandmother may be eligible for a new boiler as she has a very old back boiler however, she has been advised that if a new boiler is fitted, they will cut of her gas supply to her gas heater in the living room?

Is this correct and are their any regulations which state that the gas supply need to be cut off?

Before, making a decision on registering with the scheme, I would like the above clarified.

Thanks
Nabeela

mjackson says:

Hi Nabeela,

Our contractors only quote on private jobs therefore we recommend speaking to your local council who will be able to provide further advice on any grants available.

We hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Gordon Wood says:

I live in Scotland and my son and I have just bought a buy to let flat with an old gas boiler (its at least 11 years old). Would we eligible for any grant to renew with a combi? Thanks

mjackson says:

Hi,

Our contractors only quote on private jobs therefore we recommend speaking to your local council who will be able to provide further advice on any grants available.

We hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Ann Thomas says:

My friends are 60 years old so not yet pensioners they are on a low income but do not receive any benefits. they do however have her parents living with with them these are both in their eighties.They are having problems with their very old boiler and are worried about the cost of having to replace it. Does the fact that they have the elderly parents at home help them to get assistance with their problems

mjackson says:

Hi Ann,

Our contractors will only be able to advise and quote on private jobs therefore we recommend speaking to your local council who will be able to provide further advice on any grants available.

We hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Katy G says:

Hi, my daughter is a single parent and has two children aged 7 and 3. The 3 year old is registered blind and in receipt of the middle rate of DLA care component and is awaiting the decision for the mobility component. Are there any grants available to replace her aging system which consists of night storage heaters. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.

mjackson says:

Hi Katy,

Our contractors will only be able to advise and quote on private jobs therefore we recommend speaking to your local council who will be able to provide further advice on any grants available.

We hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

eileen astle says:

My husband is a pensioner, I am receiving disability living allowance can I claim for a new boiler?
We have had no heating or hot water now since November I also suffer with arthritis and is very painfull especially in the cold and damp weather we have had.

Thank you.

mjackson says:

Hi Eileen,

Our contractors will only be able to advise and quote on private jobs therefore we recommend speaking to your local council who will be able to provide further advice on any grants available.

We hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Debbie boon says:

My husband David is in receipt of the full disability living allowance. Our present boiler over 15 years old, is in need of replacing. Are they are grants available for home owners in receipt of disability benefit please.

mjackson says:

Hi Debbie,

Our contractors will only be able to advise and quote on private jobs therefore we recommend speaking to your local council who will be able to provide further advice on any grants available.

We hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Casey mcaig says:

Hi I already had a new boiler fitted on the free boiler scheme however due to bad neighbours and stress because of noise etc I have had to move house, sadly the house needs loads of work done that’s why I got it cheaper and it has a very old baxi solo boiler not working well. I assume I cannot claim the grant again as I’m in the same position sadly with a old boiler playing up plus I’m a single mum. Thank you

mjackson says:

Hi Casey,

Our contractors will only be able to advise and quote on private jobs therefore we recommend speaking to your local council who will be able to provide further advice on any grants available.

We hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

David H says:

I currently have storage heating in my house and would like to change that to gas central heating as the house is never really that warm and seems to cost a fortune.
Would there be a grant available to me to help my cost towards gas central heating?

kind regards, David.

mjackson says:

Hi David,

Our contractors will only be able to advise and quote on private jobs therefore we recommend speaking to your local council who will be able to provide further advice on any grants available.

We hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Ann says:

Hi my sister live in a reiserden caravan in Scotland she on ESA benifit
And has bottle gas for her heating she has contacted British gas and their
they say as their is no gas on property that she would have to pay to have
put in from the road out side the property (which is privy owns by land lord)
and it will cost between £3000 and £5000 pound can she get a grant to help
Have the gas put in to her home

Lizzybean says:

My daughter has just bought her first house which has no heating, she has a 2year old child and at present she receives child tax credits would she qualify for a grant.

mjackson says:

Hello,

Hi Maxine,

Our contractors will only be able to offer you a quote for a private job therefore we recommend speaking to your local council who will advise on any grants available for you.

We hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Linda Bradley says:

Hi, I am 59, live with my son who is 25 and unemployed, I work full time in a reasonably paid job and own my own home. All my money goes out on mortgage, bills and food. I can’t claim any benefits, how can I get help with a new boiler? The boiler we have now is about 20 years old!!

mjackson says:

Hi Linda,

Thanks for your post.

Generally, any kind of ”free” assistance would only be for residents who are in receipt of benefits so your only options would be to try and find an affordable deal with a local professional or approach one of the nationwide providers i.e. British Gas who might be able to offer you a deal whereby the initial cost isn’t so high (you may have to sign a contract if you decide to go down the nationwide provider route)

We do offer a free quote service whereby you can place a request on our website (wwww.servicemagic.co.uk) – we will then aim to match you with up to 4 local contractors who will be able to offer you a competitive quote, however they ma not be able to offer any type of payment plan.

We hope that this information helps and I’m always on hand to offer further advice should you need it.

Thanks again.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Ynez says:

Hi I am just enquiring for my brother he has an old gas fire with a back boiler. In it that is one obsolete and all radiators are single one he gets a disability allowance as he lost his leg but he can still work but his wife is not working at the moment would they be eligible for a government grant to replace the central heating

mjackson says:

Hi,

There are grants out there for residents that are in receipt of benefits.

The best advice i could give you at this stage would be to contact your local council who should be able to offer you some advice.

You can also take a look on the Energy saving trust website where you can find more information on any grants and schemes you could use.

I hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Kim Hyde says:

Hi I am asking on behalf of my father who is disabled he has oil central heating and his boiler is broken, it’s over 15 years old
is he eligible for a grant?
I have contacted the energy saving scheme who didn’t prove to helpful!!

mjackson says:

Hi Kim,

Thanks for your post.

If you own your own home or rent it from a private landlord, you may be eligible for a grant of up to £3,500 (or £6,000 if oil central heating is involved) under the Warm Front Scheme. Warm Front Grants are available in England only; other schemes operate in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Your father could qualify if he is in receipt of Disability Living Allowance.

I would suggest contacting your local council and asking for more information.

I hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Christopher wood says:

My land lord sent two men round last week they said that I can get free central heating because I get ESA and pip they took my Id and proof of my benefits they said they wud photo copy them and bring them back but they haven’t this is the second time my land lord has sent people round and nothin happens my land lord is crafty he has other houses cud he b using my information to get it put into his other houses is there any way I can check thang u

mjackson says:

Hi Christopher,

Thanks for your post.

The best thing to do is speak to your local benefits office in order to check whether you are eligible for any grants.

They should be able to guide you through the process without having to take any sensitive information from you.

We hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Gillian says:

I live in a private let it’s very cold and damp in winter we have storage heating downstairs and old convectors up stairs it costs us a fortune and the heaters don’t even stay hot past 5 o clock after charging all night my partner receives high rate ESA and have three kids would I eligible for gas Central heating grant Thankyou x

mjackson says:

Hi Gillian,

I would recommend speaking to your local council who should be able to advise on grants.

You can also visit the Energy saving trust website for further information on current grants available.

I hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Marie says:

Hi my mother is 82 years of age, she is a dementia sufferer
she owns her own 2 bed room flat.
Her heating consits of 2 portable heaters.
I would like to know how I go about getting
a grant for her to have central heating with a boiler.

mjackson says:

Hi Marie,

Thanks for your post.

I would suggest speaking to your local council who will be able to advise on grants in your area.

I hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

shane says:

We have two systems. One for radiators and one for hot water. Both early 70’s. Our hot water one has not worked for 12 weeks now and most of our radiators are cold and too damaged to bleed. The hot water radiator always leaked and turned itself off from the day we moved in here but it has gotten worse. To the extent where the leak became like a tap and the water went from cool to cold to pouring out of the boiler. We have two 4 year olds. One with learning difficulties and hygiene “challenges” that requires a hell of a lot of baths/showers day and night. She is being bathed in a bucket currently with hot water from the kettle. This is far from ideal. The British Gas man said as we had two systems, one for radiators and one for water, irrespective of them both being over 40 years old and broken/faulty, they cannot do anything.

mjackson says:

Hi Shane,

Thanks for your post.

There are grants available for heating improvements however you would need to contact you local council in order to confirm whether you are eligible.

If you are not, you can request quotes from up to 4 local contractors by completing our online request form.

Mark @ Servicemagic

mr archibald robertson says:

Hi i contacted our energy company and they put us intouch with scottish electricity who came out and done a surrvey who then contacted everwarm who also came out and i was told i would get the central heating as i qualified for the grant then when i phoned to get a date for them doing the job and was told i would have to pay £1500 plus £300 vat asthey said it had stopped gettingfull grants anymore .Iam 80 years old get all the benefits that qualify for the grant how can i pay all this money whenothers in my situation get it free i livein scotland .

mjackson says:

Hi Mr Robertson,

Thanks for your post.

You could speak to your local council who should be able to advise further.

Take a look at the Energy saving trust website also as it has some really useful information on grants.

I hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

jacqueline paterson says:

I would like to know if my friend is eligible for a grant for gas boiler. she lives in Scotland a private tenant and her landlord will not fork out for a boiler as she electric heating and will have gas fully installed on the 22nd june. thanks

mjackson says:

Hi Jacqueline,

The contractors signed up to our service will only be able to offer a quote on a private job therefore your friend would need to contact their local council who should be able to advise further.

I hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Jayne Wiltowski says:

Hi, I am a landlady of private accommodation, I have a 2 bed property which currently has solid fuel central heating. I have a prospective tenant who is on disability living allowance would I or she be eligable for a grant to install gas central heating into our property?

mjackson says:

Hi Jayne,

The contractors signed up to our service will only be able to offer a quote on a private job therefore your friend would need to contact their local council who should be able to advise further.

I hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Keiran Walsh says:

Hi
My sister owns her house and has three kids aged between 8 and 13 there boiler packed up a couple of months ago, she on income based jsa and child benefit can she apply for a grant or free boiler scene as she really needs a boiler
Thanks

mjackson says:

Hi,

The contractors signed up to our service will only be able to offer a quote on a private job therefore your friend would need to contact their local council who should be able to advise further.

I hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

david says:

i was trying to find ways to help my mum who is 67 and has osteoarthritis of the spine she has a coal fire and is struggling to carry coal from the yard in winter but cos she gets a pension from my late farther it has put her over the limit of amount of income your entitled to have by £10 resulting in her not being eligible for any help can anyone advise me on what to do please or where to go for help

mjackson says:

Hi David,

Our contractors will only be able to quote on a private job therefore i would suggest contacting your local council who may be able to advise you on further options.

Janet Deacon says:

I have terminal cancer and need new storage heaters, can I get a grant and do I pay VAT?

mjackson says:

Hi Janet,
The contractors signed up to our service will only be able to offer a quote on a private job therefore you would need to contact your local council who should be able to advise further.
I hope this helps.
Mark @ Servicemagic

nafisa saleem says:

Hello I would like to know if I’m eligible for free central heating grant my house has three floors the bottom two have central heating I want heating on top floor for my daughter

mjackson says:

Hi Nafisa,
The contractors signed up to our service will only be able to offer a quote on a private job therefore you will need to contact your local council who should be able to advise further.
I hope this helps.
Mark @ Servicemagic

Mrs jeanette curry says:

I am 58 years old i suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, i have just been awarded the enhanced level of mobility and enhanced daily living allowance.This is PIP which replaced DLA . My husband works earning £20,000 a year. But we just cannot afford to replace our 38 year old baxi burmuda heating system and is making our electricity bills enormous. I cannot work as i am really suffering and have not worked since december 2013 please can you tell me if we are entitled to any help finacially towards a new worscester combi boiler heating system please xxxxxx
Also i meant too add we own our three bedroom house mortgage paid in full so cannot apply to the council ok

mjackson says:

Hi Jeanette,
The contractors signed up to our service will only be able to offer a quote on a private job therefore you need to contact your local council who should be able to advise further.
I hope this helps.
Mark @ Servicemagic

kaye shelmerdine says:

Hi im a single parent and I’ve got a private landlord but there is no radiator in the kitchen and its really cold ans food keeps going off, what can I do because my landlord won’t put one in. Thanks

mjackson says:

Hi Kaye,

Thanks for the post.

We wouldn’t be in th3e best position to advise however i would suggest speaking to your landlord and raising your concerns.

Failing that, you could contact the Citizens advice bureau who will be able to advise further.

I hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Nafisa says:

Hii I would like to know that I’m living with my in laws can I still get a free central heating grant and if so please can you give the number thank you

mjackson says:

Hi Nafisa,

Thanks for your post.

The contractors signed up to our service will only be able to offer a quote on a private job therefore you would need to contact your local council who should be able to advise further.
I hope this helps.
Mark @ Servicemagic

Sehar says:

Hey i am single parent and i live in england,i have one year old baby and i also get income support , can i get free central heating ?

mjackson says:

Hi Sehar,
The contractors signed up to our service will only be able to offer a quote on a private job therefore you would need to contact your local council who should be able to advise further.
I hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Stacey says:

Hi I have oil central heating, I have four children two are disabled and on dla, is there any help with the cost of oil, as I can’t afford to keep it running

mjackson says:

Hi Stacey,
The contractors signed up to our service will only be able to offer a quote on a private job therefore you would need to contact your local council who should be able to advise further.
I hope this helps.
Mark @ Servicemagic

Louise haycock says:

I enquiring about central heating the two people i have in mind are 76 yrs old and 79 years old one of which receives DLA high rate for both componants she has a significant health problem relating to her lungs . they have NO central heating at all , i do not think they even have a boiler they do have ONE gas fire in their house. they donot qualify for PC as the husband has a private pension.

mjackson says:

Hi Louise,
The contractors signed up to our service will only be able to offer a quote on a private job therefore you would need to contact your local council who should be able to advise further.
I hope this helps.
Mark @ Servicemagic

CSimpson says:

My boiler is leaking everywhere, it’s oil and I live in Scotland can I apply for one of these grants

mjackson says:

Hi,

The contractors signed up to our service will only be able to offer a quote on a private job therefore you would need to contact your local council who should be able to advise further.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Popular Posts


Newsletter subscription

For the latest news about improvement, tips and advice.

Thanks for subscribing to ServiceMagic newsletter.