Who qualifies for a boiler grant?

Now that spring has sprung and the prospect of warm summer days inches closer, your heating is probably the last thing on your mind. But now is exactly the right time to replace your boiler. Especially if you’re one of the millions of people who qualify for a free new boiler under the government’s ECO scheme. Excited? You should be! So allow us to explain who qualifies for a boiler grant to see if you’re about to enjoy your cosiest winter yet.  

Yes, you read that right. The government is giving away grants that give eligible homeowners a once in a lifetime opportunity to replace their old, creaking boiler with a brand spanking new one – for free! It’s all part of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme. But hurry, you’ve only got until March 2022 to apply.  

What is the Energy Company Obligation (ECO)?

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is an efficiency scheme run by the government to tackle fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions here in the United Kingdom. First launched way back in January 2013, the aim of the ECO is to help British households to lower their heating costs, as well as the nation’s carbon footprint. 

Under the ECO scheme, the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers – British Gas, EDF, Eon, Npower, Scottish Power and SSE – are obliged to make homes more energy-efficient. The latest stage of the scheme (known as ECO3) focuses on more vulnerable customers, such as low-income households, who are effectively living in fuel poverty.

Do I qualify for a boiler grant?

So the big question is who qualifies for a boiler grant? Well, if your boiler is at least seven years old and anyone in your household needs to claim for any of the benefits listed below, you could be in line for a free new boiler and installation. Goodbye freezing winters, hello lower energy bills!

Anyone claiming one of the following benefits could meet the boiler grant eligibility criteria allowing you to claim for an ECO grant:

  • Tax credits
  • Pension credits
  • Income-related job seekers allowance
  • Income support
  • Universal credit
  • Personal independence payment
  • Constant attendance allowance
  • Disability living allowance
  • Severe disablement allowance
  • War pensions mobility support
  • Armed forces independence pay
  • Industrial injuries benefit
  • Careers allowance

How do I get a boiler grant?

This is where we come in. 

The brilliant team at Green Team Energy Solutions will take care of everything for you. We apply for your free government ECO grant on your behalf and arrange for the safe installation of your brand-new, energy-efficient boiler. All you have to do is fill in our quick, no-obligation form to find out if you’re eligible.

Don’t wait until winter bites to claim your free new government-funded boiler. We can make sure you’re ready for your cosiest winter ever. If you like the sound of a free new boiler and installation, affordable energy bills, and zero paperwork to worry about – get in touch with Green Team Energy Solutions today.

For more information about how to secure an ECO3 boiler grant, please contact Green Team Energy Solutions on 0161 537 4068 or email info@gtesltd.co.uk