Fuel Poverty Grants- Don’t Freeze This Winter!

Fuel Poverty Grants- Don’t Freeze This Winter!

Heat Or Eat ?

Are you worried about having to choose whether to HEAT OR EAT THIS WINTER ?

With gas and electric wholesale prices going up sharply this years (2021) there is a massive need to take action to use as less energy as possible over this coming winter.

Indeed you may find that your bills will increase by around £200 this winter. Perhaps more !

This blog is to inform people that are not aware of the different grants available for heating & insulation upgrades that are mainly FREE

Free Heating & Insulation Upgrades

Free Cavity Insulation Grant
Free Cavity Insulation Grant

If you are a homeowner or a private tenant and are in receipt of a low income benefit such as Universal Credit, Disability Benefits or other means tested benefits, you may be able to claim one or more of the government grants they have available under different schemes.

The scheme is currently called the Affordable Warmth Scheme or ECO 3 Grant Scheme and is adminestered by Ofgem to help those in fuel poverty obtain much needed New Heating & Home Insultion.

The scheme has been formerly known as The Warm Front Scheme.

These grants cover up to 100% of the cost of making massive improvements to your current old heating & fitting brand new insulation to your homes.

Thousands of £££ can be claimed by eligible households and you should check if you are eligible NOW

Many thousands of people have benefited from brand new boilers & high heat retention storage heaters over the last few years as a result of these grants.

Also many walls and lofts have been insulated which have been proven to reduce bills quite substantially. Some solid walls have also benefited from insultion too which is worth up to £10000.

Heating & Insulation -Grants Available 2021 / 2022:

Eco3 Grants
Eco3 Grants

THE BOILER SCRAPPAGE SCHEME

Old boilers are replaced for a small contribution, usually you have to pay £499 -£999 for a straight swap. Grant Value £2000 +

FREE STORAGE HEATER REPLACEMENT

Old storage heaters are replaced for high heat retention ones. Grant Value £2000 +

FREE FIRST TIME CENTRAL HEATING

For homes that have never had central heating fitted in the past Grant Value £4000 +

FREE HOME INSULATION

Free Cavity Wall Insulation , Free Loft Insulation, Free Attic Room Insulation Grant Value £4000 +

GRANTS FOR LANDLORDS

Landlords can apply if they have a tenant on benefits.

Who Is Eligible For Fuel Poverty Grant?

Eco 3 Grants
Eco 3 Grants

These grants are usually earmarked for people who are older, disabled or on a low income benefit but there are certain councils operating these schemes where you dont need to be on benefits.

Homeowners & private sector tenants can apply.

Social housing tenants have to apply to their local authority or council who usually have their own funding allocated for such improvements.

PLEASE NOTE – Whether assistance is granted is at the discretion of your local authority or council as there are no national rules

Fuel Poverty Grants For Disabled People

All disability benefits will qualify you for a fuel poverty grant at the moment. DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE – PERSONAL INDEPENDANCE PAYMENT are all good for this grant.

This will change from April 2022 where you will need to be on a means tested benefit to be eligible.

Apply Now While you can.

How Do I Apply For A Heating  & Insulation Grant ?

 You can fill in a short form to apply below.

The survey takes about 2 minutes and asks all the right questions to enable us to assess your eligibility for the grant.

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