Free Boiler Funding in South Shields
Under the Governments ECO boiler Scheme in 2021, qualifying homeowners in South Shields could have their old inefficient boilers replaced completely free of charge or at least heavily subsidised.
Government Boiler Scheme In South Shields
Free Boiler Grants with Borthwick Heating. We are able to assist residents in South Shields who are looking for access to a Government boiler scheme. We deal with a government-backed scheme that enables many families, as well as individuals, to receive a replacement boiler absolutely free or at least heavily subsidised.
If you qualify for the scheme and a Free Boiler Grant’ Borthwick Heating home heating experts will take care of arranging your grant through to installation of your 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 UK. The obligation is under the provisions of ‘Affordable Warmth’
In order to qualify for a free boiler grant in South Shields 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 FREE Boiler in South Shields – What is The Criteria?
The ECO scheme was set up with the intention of helping households in South Shields 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 South Shields you must:
1) be a South Shields 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 the benefits listed above?
If you are in need of a new boiler but aren’t in receipt of any government benefits, you may be entitled to LA Flex. Flexible Eligibility, often shortened to LA Flex, is a part of the UK Government’s new phase of the Energy Company Obligation Scheme – ECO3.
Councils, including in South Shields, have the power to widen the eligibility criteria for ECO, allowing them to tailor energy efficiency schemes to their respective area. This allows more South Shields residents, in addition to those claiming benefits, to qualify for ECO funding, often on the basis of low incomes, health, age or area, giving councils the ability to support specific communities. LA Flex must define criteria that proves residents are either living in fuel poverty or are on low income and vulnerable to living in a cold home.
Local authorities can use LA Flex to help homeowners benefit from the installation of home energy efficiency measures. However, the Flexible Eligibility route is not applicable for social housing tenants.
LA Flex is designed to target those who fall outside of the core criteria for ECO3, but still require funding for an upgrade to their current boiler system and the insulation within their household. This group of people include those living in a “low income household” who are at risk of falling into “Fuel Poverty” and who could suffer from living in a cold household. These people typically include the elderly, pregnant or young children, however different local authorities have different criteria and thresholds. So if you need Free Boiler Funding and you do claim benefits, you can apply for ECO3 here, if you don’t claim benefits then you can apply for LA Flex.
You can apply instead for LA Flex here.
What happens after I apply for Free Boiler Funding?
Applying for Free Boiler Funding in South Shields through Borthwicks Heating and Insulation takes you 2 minutes because we do all of the leg work for you. It’s a simple form to fill out and it just needs some of your details and your household’s details.
After that, your details go to our admin team, who double check your household details to make sure the information we have is correct. Occasionally homeowners assume they have a solid stone wall when they actually have a cavity wall, which means they don’t realise that they’re also eligible for cavity wall insulation too, which is also free under the same funding scheme for South Shields.
The admin team will organise time slots with surveyors in South Shields, and then schedule a time with you for the surveyor to come out and have a quick look at your house before we send in our installation team to make sure everything is in check.
Once we get the okay from the surveyor, we send our team in to fit your new boiler and any extras you’re entitled to, such as cavity wall insulation or underfloor insulation.
Then we handle all of the paperwork regarding your application for government funding, which means you don’t have to worry about a thing.
To get started, you can apply for the ECO3 “Free Boiler” Scheme here.
Apply For FREE Boiler Funding South Shields
If you have any questions about our Free Boiler Grants get in touch with us by phone T: 01429 296222 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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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