First Time Central Heating from the Governments ECO3 Scheme


First Time Central Heating Grants are available for the installation of central heating systems into homes which do not have, and have not previously had a central heating system.


The Uk Governments Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Scheme was setup in 2013 to help homeowners who are in receipt of one or more benefits - A wide range of benefits are eligible for the scheme.


In 2018, it entered the third phase, ECO3, which we are proud to now be a part of as an approved installer.



The ECO3 Grant is available to help low income households with funding towards first time central heating with the main aim of the scheme being to reduce fuel poverty and help vulnerable homeowners and families to lower their energy bills.


The grant will go towards the supply and installation of the heating system, which will be installed by us.





For homes using electric, room heaters or plug in heaters etc


Please check that you can answer yes to these three simple questions


✔️ My home has never had a boiler or radiators installed

✔️ Myself or somebody living in the property is in receipt of benefits (qualifying benefits listed below)

✔️ There is gas to my street / property


If this sounds like you then contact us today to secure your funding in time for winter.

We take care of everything, your application right through to your install.



If you would like further information then please keep reading ...


Who qualifies for First Time Central Heating grants?

To qualify for a First Time Central Heating grant, you must be a homeowner and must be in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits listed below:

  • Child Tax Credits
  • Working Tax Credits
  • Pension Credits
  • Income-Related ESA
  • Income-Related JSA
  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefits
  • War Pensions Mobility Supplement
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • Child Benefit*


*If you claim Child Benefit, there are maximum income thresholds:

  • If you are a single claimant:

    One child: £18,500

    Two children: £23,000

    Three children: £27,500

    Four or more children: £32,000


    If you are claiming as a couple:

    One child: £25,500

    Two children: £30,000

    Three children: £34,500

    Four or more children: £39,000


Your home must have either no heating at all or only have electric room heaters, including direct acting room heaters, fan heaters or inefficient electric storage heaters.

When assessing your eligibility for a First Time Central Heating Grant, we will consider your current system as the one which appears as the ‘Main Heating System’ on the EPC register.

Finally, to qualify for a First Time Central Heating Grant your home must have adequate loft insulation installed. If the property has cavity walls, it must have cavity wall insulation installed.

If your home has neither loft insulation nor cavity wall insulation installed at the time of application, we will be able to arrange this for you.

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