Free Boiler Funding in Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Under the Governments ECO boiler Scheme in 2021, qualifying homeowners in Bishop Auckland could have their old inefficient boilers replaced completely free of charge or  at least heavily subsidised.

Free Boiler Funding Bishop Auckland

What is ECO3, or the ‘Free Boiler Scheme’ for Bishop Auckland, County Durham?

At Borthwick Heating, we are able to work with the government to assist the residents of Bishop Auckland and the wider County Durham area who are looking for help with accessing the Government Boiler Scheme. We deal with a government-backed scheme called the Energy Company Obligation, which is currently in its third reiteration, called ECO3. The scheme is set up in order to help the UK reach its carbon footprint goals by 2050, and is aimed at reducing energy usage by making homes better at retaining heat, and cheaper to heat up in the first place. 

To apply with the government there’s a long paper trail of forms and evidence required, which is where we come in. If you qualify for the scheme and a Free Boiler Grant, Borthwick Heating home heating experts will take care of everything from arranging your grant all the way through to the installation of your boiler, all you have to do is apply through the form on our funding page and be available for a surveyor to inspect the house and then for our experts to fit your new boiler. No equipment, removal or installation fees are required. We are here to assist in ensuring the commitment of the leading energy companies to meet an obligation for free boiler funding to a portion of the population of the UK. The obligation is under the provisions of ‘Affordable Warmth’.

In order to qualify for a free boiler grant in Bishop Auckland you need to meet certain eligibility criteria. You can find out if you qualify or not by filling out the form at the top of this page and a member of our team will be in touch to guide you through the application process. 


Who qualifies for the FREE Boiler in Bishop Auckland Scheme and What is The Criteria?

The ECO scheme was set up with the intention of helping households in Bishop Auckland on the lowest incomes to improve their energy efficiency and reduce their energy bills. In October 2018 the Government launched the latest version of the ECO scheme and it now includes even more benefits – meaning more people than ever may be able to qualify. For you to start the process of applying for the Government boiler scheme in Bishop Auckland you must:

1) be a Bishop Auckland homeowner

2) have a Boiler that is at least 7 Years old

3) be in receipt of one of the following benefits to apply:

  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit Element
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income Support
  • Working Tax Credits
  • Child Tax Credits
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • War Pensions Mobility Supplement
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Constant Attendance Allowance

The style of property in which you live is also taken in to consideration to, the older and more in-efficient your property is, the more funding it will yield to go towards the Free boiler grant. If you have a very efficient property, you may need to contribute a small amount to cover the cost of the install.

Finally, you must be on a mains gas, oil or LPG supply.

What If I don’t receive any of these benefits?

In order to qualify for the core ECO3 scheme, you have to be in reciept of at least one of these benefits, however it’s not the only way to access the ‘Free Boiler’ Scheme. LA Flex is an alternative way to apply for funding and you don’t have to be in reciept of any government benefits to qualify.

LA Flex stands for Local Authority Flexible Eligibility – each Local Authority is given funding from the government to help pinpoint those in need of assistance, even if they fall slightly out of the set criteria for ECO3. There is still criteria to meet though, and you can read more about LA Flex here.

Start by filling out the form at the button below. Our expert admin team will start processing your grant application.

Next the Admin team perform their checks, we’ll then book a surveyor to double check your house at a time that suits you.

Finally the Surveyor performs their checks and everything comes back okay, we’ll book in your installation at a convenient date.

Apply For FREE Boiler Funding Bishop Auckland

If you have any questions about our Free Boiler Grants get in touch with us by phone T: 01429 296222 or email: here at Borthwick Heating today. Our professionals will guide you through the process while offering advice on how you can start the boiler grant process with us or please start your application online by using the button below.

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