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Free First Time Central Heating Grant

How do I qualify as a tenant for a first time central heating grants?

Tenants in the UK (not including Northern Ireland) who claim any qualifying benefit could be entitled to a free first time central heating grants under the Government’s ECO3 Scheme. Grants are available to tenants in privately rented accommodation which does not have, and has not previously had a central heating system.

The applicant would be the tenant who is renting the privately owned property and not the landlord. You must have the landlord’s permission in order to proceed with a first time central heating grants application. Tenants in council owned properties, housing association homes, or other local authority run social housing are not eligible for the scheme.

Are there any other conditions that apply to tenants?

To qualify for a FREE Grant the rented property must have adequate loft insulation and cavity wall insulation (if it has cavity walls). This is to ensure that any benefits of central heating being installed is not lost by the lack of insulation. You would need to discuss this with your landlord if you are planning to make an application and insulation is not currently present.

What does the boiler grant cover?

The grant for tenants scheme provides for a new central heating system to be installed including a central heating boiler and radiators, associated pipework and control panels. The Grant does not cover the costs of connecting a gas supply to a rental property for those homes currently without a gas supply.

We handle the whole process for you, from making your grant application, to installation, to aftercare, to ensure that your central heating is working effectively for you. And the good news is our services won’t cost you a thing, with our costs being met directly by the scheme.

What are the qualifying benefits that may make me eligible for a boiler grant?

Qualifying benefits include some of the following:

Armed Forces Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance, Carer’s Allowance, Child Benefit, Child Tax Credit, Constant Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Guaranteed Pension Credit, Income-Based Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA), Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Income Support, Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit, Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Severe Disablement Allowance,Universal Credit, War Pensions Mobility Allowance, and Working Tax Credit..

If you, or a member of your household, receive one or more of the above-listed benefit types provided by the UK government, then it’s highly likely that you’re in line to receive a FREE first time central heating grants.

Many of the above benefits have more recently been replaced by Universal Credit, so if you are in receipt of that, there is a good chance you’ll qualify for a Grant. All you need to do is take a few moments to find out whether you’re eligible today, and then we’ll handle the rest.

Where does the funding for first time central heating grants come from?

Funding for first time central heating grants s for tenants comes from the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers – British Gas, EDF Energy, E.ON, Npower, Scottish Power, and SSE. They have an obligation under the Government’s ECO Scheme, to provide grants towards the installation of A-rated energy saving boilers, both for homeowners and private tenants.

Is there any other way I might qualify as tenant?

It is possible, if you are not in receipt of any of the qualifying benefits mentioned above, that you may be eligible for a first time central heating grants under ECO Flex Rules. These are set by local authorities within their boundaries and provide grants for some tenants on the basis that they are on low incomes and therefore are likely struggle to heat their homes properly.

Why bother applying for a first time central heating grants?

If you are a private tenant living in a property that has never had gas central heating then it is likely that you’ve been trying to heat your home with inefficient heating, such as electrical heating which will likely have proved costly. By having an A-rated boiler and new central heating installed will be far more cost-effective and will improve the warmth in your home as well as reducing your annual heating costs considerably, sometimes by as much as £300 annually.

Do You Qualify?

  • Homeowner & Tenant
  • Receive Income Related Benefits
  • Electric, Solid Fuel or LPG Bottles


Should you wish to learn more please visit the GOV.UK website. The ‘Affordable Warmth’ part of the energy company’s obligations provides for Free boiler funding.

Does this apply to you?

  • Receive income related benefits?
  • Homeowner in the UK?
  • You do not currently have Central Heating Installed


It's as Simple as 1, 2, 3


All you need is three simple qualifying steps:

1: Homeowner or Tenant
2: Benefits or No Benefits
3: Unsing Electric, Solid Fuel or LPG Bottles to heat your home

What’s the Process?

Fill in your postcode, we will take you through the qualify criteria and if approved we will contact you to survey the property. After the successful survey our professional and accredited installation team with complete the install. Once completed our aftercare customer services team will come round to inspect our work.




  • Reduce Your Heating Bill for Free
  • How is the Boiler Grant Free ?
  • How long does installation take ?
  • Homeowner information



Reduce Your Heating Bill for Free


If we consider an old boiler may only be operating at 65% of its efficiency you could literally be wasting 35p of every pound you spend on energy.

The good news is that new boilers with an ‘A’ rating can operate at around 90% + efficiency which translates into less than 10p wastage. So, you could save as much as £300 per year by replacing your old and inefficient boiler with a brand new one with an ‘A’ rating. Imagine what you could do with that money!


If you are in receipt of any of the benefits mentioned, just fill in your postcode to confirm whether you are eligible or not for a Grants.First Time Central Heating 


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About First Time Central Heating Grants

  • 100% Free Grant Application
  • UK Government Scheme
  • 60,000+ Happy Customers
  • Non-Repayable Grants
  • No Obligation
  • 2 Minute Application
  • Full Data Protection

With over 15 years industry experience providing an end to end service from organising the grant, survey, installation and after care all through a single company. We pride ourselves on being a one-stop Green Deal Installer. By dealing directly with us, and not through 3rd parties, you can rest assured you will deal only with the company providing the full service.

All of our professional installers are fully trained, accredited and certified to ensure all the work we carried out is of the highest standard. Any mess or rubbish will be cleaned up our courteous engineers, the old boiler taken away and free aftercare provided to ensure your first time central heating grant is providing you with efficient heating and saving you money.

For those on benefits that qualify this service is 100% free, no obligation, no hidden charges, no install fees or service charges. Apply today, it only takes 60 seconds.