LPG Boiler Grants - What is the ECO Scheme?

LPG Boiler Grants are available from the Government's ECO SchemeThe ECO Scheme is a Government initiative designed to help low income households save money on their heating bills. It does this by providing oil boiler grants and LPG boiler grants to replace faulty and inefficient boilers with more energy efficient ones.

By replacing old, inefficient boilers with new A-rated boilers you will not only cut your heating bills, you’ll also reduce carbon emissions from your home. This helps the Government to meet its carbon emission reduction targets.

The ECO Scheme also provides grants to replace faulty or inefficient electric storage heaters and to install cavity wall insulation or loft insulation. LPG Boiler Grants and Oil Boiler Grants are available in England, Scotland and Wales and they are non-repayable.

ECO Scheme 2018

The current version of the ECO Scheme is due to end in September 2018. However, the Government has indicated that it may continue after that date with a greater emphasis on tackling fuel poverty suffered by low income households.

ECO funding for replacement gas boilers has been severely restricted and may not be available to all new applicants. Oil boiler grants and LPG boiler grants are not affected and a Government announcement is expected over the coming months.

How does the ECO Scheme work?

5 Easy Steps to a Brand New A-Rated LPG Boiler or Oil Boiler in Your Home

LPG Boiler Grants in the UK

Are Free LPG Boilers still available from the ECO Scheme?

Yes, for some applicants.

Some applicants who qualify for LPG boiler grants will get a free boiler installed with funding from the ECO Scheme.

However, we can’t calculate the value of LPG boiler grants exactly until we have carried out a Free Survey of your home and your heating system. We will then be able to advise you whether you will receive a free LPG boiler or whether there may be a small contribution to make.

The older and less efficient your existing LPG boiler is, the greater your LPG boiler grant could be, and the more likely you are to qualify for free A-rated LPG boiler than a subsidised one. Also, larger and older properties tend to attract higher LPG boiler grants than small, modern homes.

You can check whether you are eligible for an LPG boiler grant by completing the short online form.

Who Qualifies for LPG Boiler Grants?

To qualify for an LPG Boiler Grant you must meet ALL 3 of the following criteria:

  • You live in your own home or a privately rented one. (Council, Housing Association and Shared-ownership homes are excluded from the ECO Scheme).

  • You must receive one of the following State Benefits or Tax Credits:

    • Guaranteed Pension Credit
    • Child Tax Credit*
    • Working Tax Credit*
    • Universal Credit*
    • Income-Related ESA
    • Income-Based JSA

    * These benefits are subject to maximum household income thresholds.

  • You must have an LPG boiler installed in your home which is no better than C-Rated for energy efficiency OR, is A-Rated or B-Rated and would cost more to repair than to replace.

What types of ECO Grants are available?

Complete the online form to check which of the following ECO Grants you are eligible for:

LPG Boiler Grants are available from the ECO Scheme

LPG and Oil Boiler Grants

Storage Heater Grants are available from the ECO Scheme

Electric Storage Heater Grants

Cavity Wall Insulation Grants are available from the ECO Scheme

Cavity Wall Insulation Grants

Loft Insulation Grants are available from the ECO Scheme

Loft Insulation Grants

The ECO Scheme is funded by the main energy suppliers, including British Gas, EDF Energy, E-on, nPower, Scottish & Southern Energy and Scottish Power.

LPG Boiler Grants are funded by British Gas
LPG Boiler Grants are funded by EDF Energy
LPG Boiler Grants are funded by E-on UK
LPG Boiler Grants are funded by nPower
LPG Boiler Grants are funded by Scottish and Southern Energy
LPG Boiler Grants are funded by Scottish Power

Which areas are covered by the ECO Scheme?

The Government’s ECO Scheme provides heating and insulation grants in England, Scotland and Wales.

Householders who live in areas without mains gas have to rely on other, more expensive forms of heating such as LPG Boilers, Oil boilers or Electric Storage Heaters.

The map below shows which areas of the UK are likely to have no mains gas supply. The darker the blue shading the less likely an area is to have a mains gas supply.

We have been helping householders to apply for ECO Scheme Grants since the scheme started in 2013 and the areas where householders are more likely to qualify for LPG Boiler Grants are:

UK Map showing areas more likely to qualify for oil boiler grants

10 Things You Should Know About LPG Boiler Grants

  1. The ECO Scheme provides LPG boiler grants to help low income households reduce their heating bills.

    Millions of home owners and tenants are struggling to pay their heating bills in the UK and one of the biggest reasons is that their homes have old, inefficient or faulty boilers or poor insulation. The ECO Scheme can help people like you if you receive one of the qualifying State Benefits or Tax Credits, by offering Oil Boiler Grants, LPG Boiler Grants and Insulation Grants.

  2. LPG Boiler Grants are funded by the main energy companies.

    Large energy companies place a levy on every domestic electricity bill in the UK and the money collected is diverted into the ECO Fund. Accredited ECO installers are paid out of this fund to install free lpg boilers or subsidised lpg boilers in homes where householders qualify for LPG Boiler Grants.

  3. LPG Boiler Grants may not be available after September 2018.

    As it stands, the current version of the ECO Scheme is due to end in September 2018 so it is very important for householders who may qualify for LPG Boiler Grants to apply straight away. The Government has indicated that ECO could continue but there is no guarantee and in the past, each time ECO has been extended funding has been reduced.

  4. Which other grants are available from the ECO Scheme?

    ECO Scheme grants include Oil Boiler Grants, LPG Boiler Grants, Electric Storage Heater Grants, Cavity Wall Insulation Grants and Loft Insulation Grants. Although ECO Grants are still available to replace gas boilers, funding has been restricted and we may not be able to process all applications for gas boiler grants.

  5. Which makes of LPG Boiler are paid for by LPG Boiler Grants?

    Most of the recognised makes of LPG boiler can be installed under the ECO Scheme but our installers tend to install Worcester Bosch™ LPG Boilers.

    Worcester Bosch LPG boilers have achieved the Royal Warrant as well as the Which? Best Buy award. The Worcester Greenstar Heatslave or Danesmoor ranges are available as Combi, System or Regular condensing LPG boilers and are all A-Rated for energy efficiency.

  6. You must be a home owner or private tenant to qualify for an LPG Boiler Grant

    Only householders who live in their own homes and those who rent from private landlords will qualify for LPG boiler grants. Unfortunately, if your home is owned by your local council or a housing association, or it is a shared-ownership home, you will not qualify for an LPG boiler grant.

  7. LPG Boiler Grants are only available for homes in England, Scotland and Wales

    LPG Boiler Grants from the ECO Scheme are only available for householders who live in England, Scotland and Wales. We cover all of mainland England, Scotland and Wales plus Anglesey, for oil boiler grants and LPG boiler grants. Householders who live in Northern Ireland have a separate scheme and more information is available from the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) at www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/grant-to-replace-your-boiler.

  8. Are LPG Boilers installed free of charge under the ECO Scheme?

    Very often, yes. Your LPG boiler grant may cover the full cost of installing a new LPG boiler but the calculation of LPG boiler grants is different for every home. Factors which affect the value of your LPG boiler grant include the size of your home, how many bedrooms it has, how many external walls there are, whether it has solid or cavity walls and how well it is insulated. In short, the greater the reduction in carbon emissions you achieve (over the lifetime of your new boiler), the higher your LPG boiler grant will be.

  9. Who qualifies for LPG Boiler Grants?

    To qualify for an LPG boiler grant, you must live in your own home or a privately rented one AND receive one of the qualifying State Benefits or Tax Credits AND have a faulty or inefficient LPG boiler installed in your home. More information about LPG boiler grant qualifying criteria can be found on the Eco Scheme page.

  10. How do I apply for an LPG Boiler Grant?

    It is easy to apply for an LPG boiler grant, simply fill in the form on this website and we’ll arrange everything else. If you’re not sure whether you qualify or not, still complete the form, we’ll call you back to advise you and answer any questions you may have about LPG boiler grants. ECO Accredited Surveyors will carry out a free heating survey and Gas Safe Registered installers will install your new LPG boiler.

LPG BOILER GRANTS FROM THE GOVERNMENT'S ECO SCHEME