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First Time Central Heating Grant

Do you live in a home without central heating? If so, you may be eligible for a grant to help you install one.

A first-time central heating grant is a government-funded program that helps homeowners install central heating in homes that have never had it before.

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What is the First Time Central Heating Grant?

The First Time Central Heating Grant is a government initiative that helps homeowners to install central heating in their homes for the first time. This program is part of the UK’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) scheme and aims to improve energy efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of central heating systems.

First Time Central Heating (FTCH) comes complete with a boiler and radiators. Prior to installation, ensure there is no existing heating system in place.

Who Qualifies for First Time Central Heating Grant?

To qualify for the First-Time Central Heating Grant, both landlords and tenants are encouraged to apply. If you receive low-income benefits, you may also be eligible for the grant. Free Boilers Grants can help with the installation costs if you meet the requirements.

Benefits of Upgrading to Central Heating

Improved Comfort

Modern central heating systems convert nearly all fuel into heat, requiring less energy, reducing strain, and extending the system's life.

Increased Properties EPC Rating

A modern, energy-efficient central heating system enhances property's EPC Rating and market value, attracting buyers with a cost-effective and well-maintained heating solution

Why Choose Us?

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When it comes to switching to central heating, Free Boilers Grants is your trusted partner. We’re committed to providing top-notch home heating services and have a proven track record of helping homeowners across the UK get the most out of the First Time Central Heating Grant.

We understand that applying for grants and meeting eligibility criteria can be tricky. That’s why we work closely with approved installers and experienced service providers who are experts in the ECO4 scheme. They’ll guide you through the process every step of the way, ensuring you meet all the requirements and maximize your benefits.

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Government Grants for First Time Central Heating Systems

The UK Government under its ECO4 Scheme,  offers two primary types of first-time central heating grants:

First time central heating (mains gas): For properties with a mains gas connection and gas meter installed before March 31, 2022.


Receiving Benefits From UK Government

Eligibility is often tied to receiving low-income benefits. This ensures that those who are most in need can access the support they require for a cozier and more energy-efficient home. You may be elligible for a firt time centra heating grant if you are receiving any on=f the fllowing benefits:

  • Housing Benefit
  • Child Benefit
  • Income-based Jobseeker Allowance (JSA)
  • Income support Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (CTC)
  • Pension Credit Saving Credit
  • Universal Credit (UC)
  • Income-based Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
Lower EPC Rating

Lower EPC Rating

EPC rating is measured from A, being perfect and going all the way down to G. Your property should have an EPC rating of D or below. In other words, it is aimed at homes that are not very energy-efficient.

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Heating System Grants for Over 60's

These grants provide financial assistance to those aged 60 and above, helping them upgrade their heating systems to more efficient and reliable options.

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