Get a £5000 grant through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme

If you are a homeowner (including a landlord), the boiler upgrade scheme will provide you with a non-repayable grant of £5000 when installing an Air Source Heat Pump

Apply for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme grant today

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is a fixed £5,000 grant which goes towards the cost of installing an air source heat pump.

You will be eligible for the grant if all of the following are true:

  • You own the property that you are applying for (including if it’s a business, a second home, or a property that you rent out to tenants);
  • Is replacing a fossil fuel heating system (such as oil, gas or electric)

You will still be eligible if you have already had funding through a previous ECO scheme (between January 2013 and March 2022) to make your property more efficient, for example by insulating it.

Is my property eligible?

Your property must have a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) with no recommendations to complete loft or cavity wall insulation.

If your home does not have an EPC, we can arrange for an EPC to be completed for you.

We can also complete any cavity wall or loft insulation that may need completing before we install your Air Source Heat Pump.

I’m a Landlord, can I get any help?

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) came in to effect in April 2018 and means that all rented properties must now have a minimum energy efficiency rating of band ‘E’ unless exempted.

However, from 2025, all properties rented on new tenancies must meet a minimum energy efficiency rating of Band ‘C’ and properties with existing tenants must be brought up to this standard by 2028. Failure to do so could result in a fine of up to £30,000.

These changes are in line with the Government’s net zero emissions by 2050 targets and will also apply to properties which are being sold from 2035.

How can we help?

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is available to all homeowners, including landlords with private tenants, and will provide you with a non-repayable grant of £5000 towards the installation of an Air Source Heat Pump.

However, if your tenant is receiving one of the benefits listed below your property will be eligible for a grant to improve your property, including installing an environmentally friendly Air Source Heat Pump along with solar panels to further increase the efficiency of your property.

Qualifying benefits under ECO4 are:

Child Benefit (conditions apply)
Child Tax Credit
Employment & Support Allowance
Housing Benefit
Income support
Job Seekers Allowance
Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
Pension Credit Savings Credit
Universal Credit
Working Tax Credit
Warm Homes Discount

In fact, the ECO4 scheme says that all Band ‘E’ rated properties must reach a minimum Band ‘C’ after installation of energy efficiency measures.

Apply for the grant