Boiler Grant Qualification

Gas Installation Central Heating Grants

Do you qualify for free central heating? You don’t have to be a homeowner or receive benefits to receive a central heating grant. Click here to apply!

If your home qualifies, you may receive the following:

  • Installation of a brand new boiler

  • Radiators throughout the home

  • Fitted piping

  • Installation of heat controls

  • We will be on hand to support you throughout the process.

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Can You Get A Grant for Central Heating?

  1. You may be eligible for a central heating grant if one of the following applies to you:

    • Your home has never had a central heating system fitted before, AND you or someone you live with is in receipt of state benefits, tax credits, or other allowances.

    • Your application for an ECO Flex Grant is approved by your local authority.

Central Heating Grants for Homeowners

Homeowners are eligible for grants if they have never had a central heating system fitted previously.

What if I Live in Rented Accommodation?

You will only be eligible for a central heating grant if you rent from a private landlord. You will not be eligible if you rent accommodation from your local council or a housing association.

However, landlords may apply for the central heating grant on your behalf.

You will be eligible for a central heating grant if you currently have one of the following heating systems:

  • Gas fire with a back boiler

  • Electric room heaters

  • Gas room heaters

  • Oil room heaters

  • Inefficient electric storage heaters

  • Solid fossil fuel room heaters

OR any other heating system that is not classed as central heating. If you are unsure, look at your EPC rating (Energy Performance Certificate) which will confirm whether or not central heating is the ‘Main Heating’ system in your home.

I Have No Central Heating. Can I Get a Grant?

You qualify for free central heating if your application for an ECO Flex Grant is accepted by your Local Authority. If not, you qualify if you or someone you live with is in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit

  • Income Support

  • Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Income-Related Job Seeker’s Allowance

  • Working Tax Credit

  • Child Tax Credit

  • Disability Living Allowance

  • Guaranteed Pension Credit (State Pension and Pension Savings Credit does NOT qualify)

  • Carer’s Allowance

  • Attendance Allowance

Other benefits may apply. Feel free to get in touch for more advice.

Government Grants for Central Heating: ECO Flex Grant

Central heating boiler being fitted by gas expert

The government provides ECO Flex Central Heating Grants to households living on a low income and spend a wide portion of it heating the home.

Households are qualified at the discretion of the Local Authority under which they live. The qualifying criteria are:


The ECO Flex Grant is aimed at households on a low income. A large portion of this low income is spent heating the home when it could be better used elsewhere.


Living in cold conditions at an older age can lead to long-term health issues.

Property Type

A property with an EPC rating of E, F, or G may be particularly difficult to heat due to poor insulation, which can often be more expensive to heat.


Householders with heart and lung issues such as respiratory diseases or cancer benefit from a warmer home. This is another factor the government will consider when applying for an ECO Flex Central Heating Grant.

Government Grants For Central Heating: Radiator Scheme

A central heating grant provides households with funding for the following:

  • Mains Gas Boiler

  • Radiators

  • Pipework

  • Room Thermostat

You may also have a choice of the following:

  • Air Source Heat Pumps

  • Biomass Boilers

  • Ground Source Heat Pumps

  • Electric Boilers

  • LPG Boilers

However, most installers offer either a mains gas boiler or an LPG boiler.

First Time Central Heating Grants

Households will only qualify for a central heating grant if the home has never had a central heating system installed. Therefore, your home will not qualify if it had had a system in place at one time, even if it was removed before you moved in.

A central heating system makes all the difference in a home, particularly throughout the winter months. Don’t miss out on this free grant by getting in touch with us today!