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Central Heating grants for households on Income-Related Employment Support Allowance

If you are struggling to pay your fuel bills, you aren’t alone. Fuel poverty is a real issue in the UK and many people are finding themselves unable to keep up with the forever-rising cost of living. The good news is that fuel bills can often be reduced. Many people are paying more than they need to due to inefficient central heating systems or poor insulation. But, with the average heating system costing thousands of pounds to replace, how can those living in poverty afford this?

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Fill out our online application form for a central heating grant and go through a simple evaluation to see if you qualify for any government funding. Our internal grants team will then evaluate your application.


Following your successful application, we will arrange a free, no obligation survey to ensure the maximum grant is obtained and advise you on the best products to reduce your homes energy usage.


The installation of your chosen products will be carried out by our experienced and local engineers at a time that suits you. All of our installations are COVID safe & adhere to all government guidelines.

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Warma UK has helped thousands of customers improve their homes energy efficiency and reduce their energy bills all with the help of government funded grants. We pride ourselves on our customer service which is as efficient as the products we install! We have a network of engineers located across the UK to ensure that each install is carried out by a local and trusted engineer. This means you get the service and reliability of a national company, with the personal touch of a local trader.

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Help is at hand through central heating grants

If you are receiving income-related Employment Support Allowance, you could be eligible for help with the costs of upgrading your system. A grant can be anything up to 100 per cent of the value of a new central heating system, which will then save you significant sums on your ongoing bills. When you’re already losing income due to a sickness or disability, the last thing you need is for your fuel bills to be higher than they should.

What are these grants and how can I get one?

The ECO4 grants are a government initiative that offers financial assistance for energy-efficient upgrades to households in Great Britain. The scheme aims to reduce emissions, electricity and energy bills, and fuel poverty by providing grants for new heating systems, insulation, and other measures1.

To get an ECO4 grant, you need to meet certain eligibility criteria, such as having a low EPC rating, receiving income-related benefits, or being referred by your doctor or energy provider. You can check your eligibility online or contact a participating energy supplier or installer. If you are eligible, you can apply for a package of energy-saving measures and heating improvements through the ECO4 scheme. A qualified and certified surveyor will assess your home’s energy efficiency and arrange for the installation works to be carried out with your approval1.


I receive Income-Related Employment Support Allowance; does this mean I'm eligible for help under the ECO scheme?

Yes, if you receive Income-Related Employment Support Allowance (ESA), you are eligible for help under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme. The ECO scheme, including its latest phase ECO4, is designed to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty in the UK by making homes more energy-efficient.

It offers various energy-saving improvements such as insulation work, boiler replacement or repair, and other heating upgrades at no cost to eligible households.

What type of boiler can qualify for a free ECO central heating grant?

As well as the applicant, the boiler that requires replacing must qualify as well, for a home to receive a free central heating grant via the ECO scheme.

In order to answer the established criteria, the boiler that needs replacing must be operating with an efficiency level no greater than 86 percent of its top capacity. Boilers that are operating with this standard of efficiency are typically rated from C to G, with the most efficient boiler carrying an A rating. Boilers that are around five years old or more are commonly found in this category and will meet the set criteria.

If boilers are confirmed to be damaged beyond viable repair expenses, they are also eligible for a grant as well as those with faults in functionality. Common faults in older models of boiler that could see them qualify include constantly requiring repressurising, pilot lights that won’t stay lit, models that leak water and produce considerable noise or those that are not able to provide basic central heating and hot water.

Even if a boiler has none of these issues, if it is C rated or lower for efficiency or is five years or older, it should be eligible to be replaced for free.

Who is eligible for a free boiler grant?

To receive a free boiler grant, then you or someone in your home must be a recipient of one of the following benefits: 


Applicants under the free boiler grant must satisfy the following criteria

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