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Central Heating Grants For Pensioners

Central heating grants for pensioners aim to provide financial assistance to eligible households, particularly pensioners, to upgrade their heating systems and improve energy efficiency. These grants are part of government schemes like the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), offering funding for central heating upgrades, boiler replacements, insulation installations, and more

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Step 1 : Apply

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.

Step 2 : Survey

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.

Step 3 : Installation

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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Do pensioners qualify for central heating grants?

Pensioners do qualify for central heating grants and other energy-saving measures through various government-backed schemes in the UK. These grants are designed to help make homes more energy-efficient, reduce heating costs, and support those in financial need, including pensioners, whether they are homeowners or renters.

Eligibility for Energy Saving Grants

To qualify for free energy-saving measures as a pensioner, several criteria need to be met, including property eligibility, household eligibility, and the suitability and availability of the grant. Specifically, eligibility often depends on claiming certain benefits. The types of grants available include central heating grants, storage heater grants, boiler grants, and insulation grants.

The eligibility for these grants typically emphasises the existing heating system in the property. For example, to be eligible for a central heating grant, the existing heating system might need to be non-existent or inadequate, and the property might have to meet certain energy performance criteria.

Types of Grants Available

Central Heating Grants: 

To qualify, the heating at your property would need to be inadequate or non-existent. The scheme may cover the full cost or require a subsidized payment towards the installation, depending on the property’s existing heating system and energy efficiency.

Storage Heater Grants: 

Similar to central heating grants, these are available if the existing heating system meets certain conditions, with the possibility of a subsidized cost.

Boiler Grants: 

Eligibility for a free boiler grant or central heating installation requires the existing boiler to be of a certain age or efficiency rating. In some cases, the installation will be 100% free if the property is eligible.

Insulation Grants:

These grants are available for properties with specific types of existing heating. The funding level may vary based on the heating system, with electric heated properties often receiving the highest funding for underfloor insulation.


How do the central heating grants for pensioners work?

Central heating grants for pensioners in the UK work through government-backed schemes, primarily the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, under its “Affordable Warmth” element. These grants are designed to help pensioners and other vulnerable households improve their home’s energy efficiency by upgrading to more efficient heating systems or installing central heating for the first time. The aim is to reduce heating bills and enhance the comfort of homes.

How the Grants Work

Eligibility: Pensioners may qualify for these grants if they meet certain criteria, which often include receiving specific state benefits, tax credits, or allowances. For example, homeowners receiving Pension Credit or pensioners aged 60+ who claim working tax credits could be eligible.

Application Process: The process typically starts with an online application where the applicant fills out a form to check eligibility. If eligible, Warma UK will contact the applicant to confirm details and arrange a survey of the property at no cost.

Installation: After the survey, if the application is successful, the installation of the new boiler or central heating system is arranged. The scheme aims to install A-rated boilers or efficient central heating systems, which are significantly more energy-efficient than older models.

Funding: The grants can cover the full cost of the work required in many cases, meaning the pensioner does not need to repay the amount. However, depending on the property’s type and its heating system’s energy efficiency rating, some householders may be required to make a subsidised payment towards the expenses.

Benefits: New boilers installed under the scheme are A-rated, meaning they are over 90% efficient. This can lead to substantial savings for pensioners, as older boilers can be as low as 60% efficient, leading to higher heating costs. Replacing an old, inefficient boiler with a new A-rated model could save up to £350 over a year

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

For a boiler to qualify for a free ECO (Energy Company Obligation) central heating grant, it typically needs to meet certain criteria related to its age, efficiency, and the type of fuel it uses. While specific qualifications can vary depending on the current guidelines of the ECO scheme and the specific phase it’s in (e.g., ECO3, ECO4), here are some general factors:

  1. Age of the Boiler: The boiler usually needs to be over a certain age, often around 7 years or more. Older boilers are less efficient, making them prime candidates for replacement under the ECO scheme.

  2. Type of Boiler: The scheme often targets non-condensing boilers or those with a low efficiency rating. Condensing boilers, which are more efficient, may not qualify unless they are faulty and beyond economical repair.

  3. Fuel Type: The grant usually covers boilers that run on mains gas, oil, LPG, or other non-renewable fuels. The aim is to replace these with more efficient models or alternative heating systems that have a lower environmental impact.

  4. Condition: Boilers that are broken or faulty and deemed beyond economical repair can qualify. The scheme aims to replace inefficient and ineffective heating systems to reduce energy consumption and lower heating bills for households.

  5. Household Eligibility: It’s also important that the household meets specific eligibility criteria, such as low income or receiving certain benefits, including but not limited to Universal Credit, Pension Credit, and many others.

Who is eligible for a central heating grant?

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


Applicants under the free boiler grant scheme must satisfy the following criteria

*Child benefit has some specific income requirements that also apply in order to qualify for funding, this is found in the table below.

Number of Children1234+
Single Claimant£19,900£24,800£29,600£34,500


Please note that if you are an applicant in receipt of pension credits and child tax credits where your annual household incomes is less than £16,010, you automatically qualify for a central heating grant under the Affordable Warmth Scheme.

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