Free Central Heating Grants and Schemes

Grants are now available throughout most of the country for Free “First Time Central Heating”.

Under the new grant schemes available for first-time central heating, someone in the property no longer needs to be receiving benefits to qualify.

Discretionary schemes can enable households with young children, residents over a certain age, with a serious or deteriorating health condition or those on a limited income to qualify without the need to be actually receiving any benefits.


  • Free First Time Central Heating Systems
  • Helping you keep warmer
  • Reducing your fuel bills
  • Making your home more comfortable to live in

We offer help and guidance and can confirm your eligibility. You can also easily arrange to book a survey in just a few minutes by completing the online form

The schemes are available to help keep us warm, reduce our fuel bills, and help the environment by reducing the amount of carbon emitted when we heat our homes.

Contacting us directly can ensure you get your full entitlement and your choice of improvements including your choice of product or installer.

If you do not qualify for a full grant under the current schemes, you may still be able to get improvements under a cashback or discount scheme installed by the registered and approved installers working under the grant schemes.h


Questions and Answers: Free First Time Central Heating Grants and Schemes

Can I choose the type of manufacturer of the boiler or heating system?

Yes, you can choose the type of boiler including combi’s system and conventional heat only boiler types as well as choosing your preferred manufacturer. You may also be able to choose one of the latest, high-efficiency Heat Pump systems or Electric Storage Heaters.

Manufacturers that offer boilers that are available under the scheme include Worcester Bosch, Vaillant, Baxi, Glow-Worm, Viessmann Ideal and many others.

Will the Heating System be installed totally free?

Under the new schemes, it is anticipated that in most cases you will not have to contribute towards the cost. The cost of the work can vary however depending upon what you want and the complexity of the installation.

How long does it take?

Surveys can often be carried out immediately and fully observe any social distancing requirements.

The approval and confirmation of your grant could also be provided the same day or within 24 – 72 hours of you contacting us.

What’s the best way to get proper advice or apply?

Contact us by completing the enquiry form, it’s the quickest and easiest way to find out if you qualify and find your approved local installer. grant.

About the schemes

The schemes are a central government initiative and are primarily designed to help keep us warm and to reduce carbon emissions that are produced when we heat our homes.

The government has committed to reducing the UK’s total carbon emissions under ambitious targets and is looking to be one of the first countries in the world to achieve nett zero carbon emissions.

Reducing pollution and carbon emissions has had cross-party political support for many years with subsequent governments increasing the overall commitment to current and new schemes and continuing to increase the funding levels available.