Better Homes Yorkshire can offer support towards first time central heating systems if you receive certain benefits. They can also help you to access an assisted gas connection if your house is not already connected to gas but there is mains gas close by. Call 0113 834 6685.
E.ON are the only one of the big energy suppliers currently offering support towards first time central heating systems. You would need to have a mains gas connection and be in receipt of certain income-related benefits. It is unlikely to be fully funded and the contribution needed towards this will only be known following a full survey. Contact 0330 400 1183 or click here for more information.
There aren't as many free boiler schemes as there were a few years ago and a household contribution is often required. The help that is still available stems from the government's Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme. To be eligible you will need to 1) own the property or rent from a private landlord and 2) receive certain benefits - click here for the eligibility criteria. You can try any of the options below (last updated Jan 2019). If you need to know how efficient your boiler is you need to find the make and model and you can then put the details into this website.
British Gas are not currently offering any support through ECO but they do have a Trust Fund that could help households in need. To be considered you need 2 quotes from 2 Gas Safe engineers which state of the following about the boiler: a) it is over 10 years old b) it is inefficient (F or G-rated) c) it has been condemned or d) the parts are obsolete. Supporting statements or letters confirming the need will help. See here for more information.
You could also contact the Energy Saving Trust advice line on 0300 123 1234 as they can advise on what schemes are available in different areas.
There have never really been any grants available for new windows, primarily because of the very high cost and the low level of energy savings that they generate. In the Selby District, the Home Improvement Agency offers an interest free loan of up to £4,000 for some home repairs which is secured against the property so it may be worth looking into this.
EDF - are currently offering free loft insulation (or top-up insulation if you have less than 100mm) and cavity wall insulation to all of their customers providing no extra work is required (e.g. scaffolding). You do NOT need to be in receipt of any benefits. You must be an EDF customer.
E.ON - offer free cavity wall insulation, loft insulation and room-in-roof insulation for anyone in receipt of certain income-related benefits. You do not have to be an E.ON customer.
Npower - cavity wall and loft insulation (if less than 100mm), you do not need to be an Npower customer and is available fully funded to everyone (you do not need to be in receipt of benefits)
SSE - loft and cavity wall insulation, you don't need to be an SSE customer or in receipt of benefits. A customer contribution will be required - the amount depends on the outcome of a survey and what other energy efficiency improvements are needed.
Better Homes Yorkshire - there is currently funding available in the Selby, Harrogate and Craven areas through this Council-endorsed scheme for loft, cavity wall, solid wall and room-in-roof insulation. Again a contribution may be required but this is determined on a household-specific basis. Phone 0113 350 9954 or visit www.betterhomesyorkshire.co.uk
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