First Time Central Heating (FTCH) Grants

If you have no heating system or a system that doesn’t involve a boiler and radiators then you will be eligible for the grant.
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ECO3 First Time Central Heating (FTCH) Grants

What Are First Time Central Heating Grants?

First time central heating grants (FTCH) are available as part of the ECO3 Scheme where the main focus is to reduce Fuel Poverty.

Moving properties from electric or other off gas heating sources will reduce carbon emissions and help towards the government’s commitment to reducing carbon emission in the UK. It will also make homes more efficient and comfortable places to live.

First time central heating grants

What Are The Benefits of First Time Central Heating?

If you currently do not have any central heating and are unsure whether you should take advantage of the first time central heating grant, the answer is simple. The funding would lower your heating bills for you and your family whilst providing you with a warmer more comfortable living environment at no cost to you!

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How do I qualify?

If you have no heating system or a system that doesn’t involve a boiler and radiators then you will be eligible for the grant. Please see below the full list of heating types which enable you to qualify:

  • Electric room heaters, including direct acting room heaters, fan heaters or inefficient electric storage heaters.
  • Gas room heaters; including fixed mains gas room heaters.
  • Gas fire with back boiler.
  • Solid fossil fuel fire with back boiler.
  • Electric underfloor or ceiling heating (not part of an electric boiler).
  • Bottled LPG room heating.
  • Solid fossil fuel room heaters.
  • Wood/biomass room heating.
  • Oil room heaters
  • No heating in place.

In order to be approved for the grant, somebody living at the property must also be in receipt of one or more of the qualifying benefits listed here.

Being eligible for first time central heating is not dependent on the type of house you live in. The amount of bedrooms you have or the amount of people living at the property also has no bearing on your eligibility. The only house related requirements are that you either privately rent or privately own your own home and that your home is well insulated. If your home is not well insulated don’t worry! We can arrange for this to be installed at no extra cost prior to the install of your new heating system.

A gas connection and a gas meter are also necessary requirements before any central heating can be installed. If this is not currently present in your home, please let us know and we may be able to help you organise a gas connection to your house and a meter at no extra cost in most cases.

So if you have no central heating in the house you live in, you own the property or privately rent it and you are in receipt of a qualifying benefit, take advantage of the government’s ECO3 scheme and apply for a first time central heating grant today.

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To be eligible you must have:

Have electric storage heaters
No radiators
Own/rent your home

Our Hassle Free Process:

If you think you qualify for 100% cost covered ECO3 internal wall insulation grants, simply fill in our form and a member of our team will be in touch within 24 hours to discuss your requirements.

Once we have confirmed your eligibility we will arrange for an approved energy surveyor to assess your property free of charge.

We will then submit your grant qualification on your behalf and arrange for work to begin on your property within 14 days. That’s it – you get a warmer home and lower bills

Qualifying Benefits

Child Benefit (Income related)
Child Tax
Working Tax
Pension Guarantee
Disability Living Allowance
Personal Independence Payment
Severe Disablement Allowance
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefits
War Pensions Mobility Supplement
Constant Attendance Allowance
Armed Forces Independence Payment


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Check your eligibility for heating & insulation grants

You could be eligible for up to 100% contribution for home insulation and heating upgrades, under the Government backed Energy Company Obligation Scheme (ECO3 Scheme)
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