First Time Central Heating Grant

You could be one of the thousands of people eligible for a free first time central heating grant. Fill out our quick form to see if you qualify today. 

At Energy efficient you, we’re here to help you improve your home’s energy efficiency by helping you get access to government grants for first time central heating.

First Time Central Heating Grants

What Are First Time Central Heating Grants?

A first time central heating grant is financial assistance provided, as part of the ECO4 scheme, to help low-income households install a central heating system in their homes for the first time.

The grant can cover the cost of materials, labour, and other expenses related to the installation of a central heating system. Eligibility for the grant may depend on factors such as income level, property ownership, and energy efficiency of the home.

First time central heating grants have a few main objectives:

  • Affordable Warmth: it provides funding to low-income households to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce their heating costs. 
  • Carbon Saving Communities Obligation: it provides funding to support the installation of energy-efficient measures in low-income communities and hard-to-treat properties.

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Am I Eligible For A First Time Central Heating Grant?


Eligibility for a first time central heating grant in the UK will vary depending on the specific grant program being applied for and the area in which you live. Eligibility for a grant to install central heating for the first time will depend on factors such as:

  • Benefits: You will need to be in receipt of certain benefits such as Pension credit, child tax credit, or working tax credit to be eligible for the grant.
  • Income level: Grants are targeted at low-income households, so if you do not receive benefits, you may still be eligible for a grant 
  • Property ownership: Grants are only available to homeowners and private tenants.
  • Energy efficiency of the home: Your home will need a poor energy efficiency rating to qualify for a grant to install central heating. This can be an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) of D, E, F, or G.
  • Type of heating: You must have no central heating installed in your home.
  • Gas Connection: Your property must have a gas connection installed prior to April 2022.

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Qualifying Benefits

To qualify for a central heating grant, you or someone in your household must be receiving one of the following benefits:
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
  • Income Related Employment & Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income Support (IS)
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Working Tax Credit (WTC)
  • Child Tax Credits (CTC)
  • Universal Credit (UC)
  • Housing Benefit
  • Pension Credit Savings Credit

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How Do I Qualify For First Time Central Heating?

To qualify for a first time central heating grant, your home must have no central heating – or the following:

  • Electric room heaters
  • Gas room heaters
  • Gas fire with back boiler
  • Solid fossil fuel fire with back boiler
  • Mains gas warm air heating system
  • Electric underfloor or ceiling heating
  • Liquified petroleum gas room heaters
  • Solid fossil fuel room heaters
  • Biomass room heating
  • Oil room heaters

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First Time Central Heating Grant Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes – You can get a grant for first time central heating if you are eligible. Please fill in our form to check your eligibility.

Yes – you can get a grant for central heating installation if you have no central heating. It is one of the criteria in order to be eligible for a free central heating grant.

It can take from one to seven weeks to get your new boiler installed from applying for your central heating grant.

No – in order to be eligible for a first-time central heating grant, you must be claiming a benefit and have a household income of less than £31,000 per year.

Your home needs to have an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) of E, F, or G to qualify for a first time central heating grant. These scores mean that your home isn’t energy efficient and is a qualifying factor for a grant.


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