Storage Heater Grants Scheme
Government Grants to replace storage heaters are available from August 2016 but the scheme may end in March 2017
Affordable Warmth Scheme
The Affordable Warmth Scheme is a Government initiative to help householders to install energy efficient heating systems in their homes. It provides Government Grants for BOILER GRANTS and STORAGE HEATER GRANTS.
To qualify for storage heater grants you need to:
- Live in your own home or a privately rented one.
- Receive certain qualifying State Benefits.
- Have at least one faulty electric storage heater in your home.
Qualifying State Benefits for the Affordable Warmth Scheme include:
- Pension Credit (ordinary State Pension does not qualify)
- Child Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit
- Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
- Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance
- Income Support
- Universal Credit
Other conditions apply to some of these State Benefits and detailed qualifying criteria for the Affordable Warmth Scheme can be found HERE.
Free Storage Heaters
The amount of your storage heater grant is calculated after a survey and EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) has been prepared for your home. The greater the savings in your heating bills which can be achieved by installing modern, energy efficient storage heaters, the greater your electric storage heater grant will be.
For some householders this will mean that your new storage heaters will be installed free of charge but for others a contribution to installation costs may be required. The initial survey and EPC are free and if you are not happy with the amount of the contribution you are quoted, you can withdraw your application and it will cost you nothing.
Storage Heater Grants are available from August 2016 but the scheme may end in March 2017 so apply today