This article has been amended since its original publication to reflect the latest updates to the ECO scheme in 2017.
Despite recent funding cuts boiler grants are still available to people who meet the eligibility requirements. Could you be one of them?
Originally introduced in January 2013 the scheme provided qualifying households with grants to install brand new energy efficient boilers. Take up of the scheme has been very popular, and in some cases homeowners are asked to pay part of the cost towards their new boiler – the majority will be made up of a grant that you don’t have to pay back.
Thanks to the Energy Company Obligation, energy providers (like the Big Six) have a duty to help customers on low incomes living in notoriously hard to heat homes by providing them with new boilers and insulation. By making homes more energy efficient households will be able to lower their heating bills and live more comfortably in a home that no longer leaks energy and money.
At Boiler Grants we continue to help people benefit from the scheme. But you don’t just have to take our word for it. We teamed up with reviews website Trustpilot, so now you can see what our customers think about our boiler grants website. Here’s a few of the reviews we’ve received:
“I just had finished filling in the on line form got out of the chair when the phone rang a very polite lady asked me a few simple questions. In less than 4 mins told me I was eligible for a grant this was excellent service.” – Thomas
“Just waiting for it all to happen. The first call and the setting up was faultless,quick and all questions answered.” – Robert
“I telephoned this morning to see if I qualified for a new boiler and within hours I was told I did. Quicky, friendly and first class service. Thank you so much.” – Michael
“I am 75yrs old and I am not so well practised at dealing with this sort of thing. I was very comfortable talking to the young lady who responded to my email. She was clear, polite, friendly and informative — who could ask for anything more ?!! Thank you.” – Barbara
“I was led through the qualification criteria quickly and clearly. Once told I that I was entitled to the grant the process was explained to me step by step. I was made aware of what documents I needed and the likely timescales involved. The whole process was very efficient and clearly explained.” – Farida
To be eligible for a boiler grant you must be a homeowner or if you’re a tenant, rent privately. You’ll also need to receive one of these benefits (and possibly an additional criteria):
- Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit
- Income Support
- Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance
- Income-Related Employment Support Allowance
- Universal Credit
Read more about the eligibility criteria for the boiler grants scheme here.