Boilers and insulation grants in 2022
Inflation in the UK has hit a new 40-year high, and higher energy bills have hit millions of households. The cost of gas and electricity has risen so much that many families are struggling to afford to heat their homes.
The energy price cap increase means that UK households had to pay an extra 12% in October 2021. That has now increased by a further 54% in April 2022, and Ofgem have said that prices could rise by a further 40% in October 2022.
With prices set to continue rising, the government has announced a new batch of grants to help people insulate their homes and install energy-efficient heating.
The first step in applying for a grant is to check whether you’re eligible. The government has strict criteria for who can apply, and unfortunately not everyone will qualify. However, if you are eligible you could get up to £20,000 towards the cost of a new heating or insulation! There’s even grants for renewable energies such as heat pumps and solar panels. Your home will need to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D, E, F or G to qualify (in most circumstances). Only 15% of funding will be made available to properties with an EPC rating of D.
If you would like to see if you are eligible for a grant, then the next step is to find an accredited installer. The government has a list of accredited installers on their website, and an installer will be able to advise you on the best way to insulate your home. Once you’ve found an installer, they will carry out a survey. We are registered with Trustmark and able to assess, deliver and submit applications for grants.
To see if you qualify, you can fill out the short form on our website at https://construction-circle.com/apply-now/
Grants in 2022 – What can you get?
The government has announced that there will be £4 billion of funding available via grants for energy efficiency measures as part of the fourth phase of the Energy Company Obligation scheme. The grants are available from July 2022 until March 2026. The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme obliges energy suppliers to reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty.
Heating grants in 2022
- Boiler grants (limited to non-condensing boilers)
- Electric storage heaters
- First time central heating (property must have a mains gas connection already)
Insulation grants in 2022
- Cavity wall insulation
- External wall insulation
- Flat roof insulation
- Internal wall insulation
- Loft insulation
- Room in roof insulation
- Underfloor insulation
Renewable grants in 2022
- Heat pumps
- Solar panels
Applications for the grants are open now!
The process is simple:
First, submit an application by filling in this form: https://construction-circle.com/apply-now/
Second, if your application is successful, you will be contacted to arrange an assessment of your property.
Third, if the assessment shows that your property is eligible for energy efficiency measures, you will be offered an installation date and all paperwork will completed by the installer on your behalf.
Here’s what you need to know about the grants and how to apply
The government is offering free heating and insulation grants to eligible homeowners and private tenants in England, Scotland and Wales. The scheme is open to applications from now until March 2026 and there is £4 billion of funding up for grabs.
To be eligible for grants, your property must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D or below. If you are a tenant, you must have an E or lower rating. Only 15% of applications can come from properties with a Band D rating.
To be eligible you (or a member of your household) will need to claim benefits, have a health condition, be vulnerable, or you can also qualify if your household income is lower than £31K per year.
Don’t miss your chance to get free money for something your home needs – apply today!
If you think you might be eligible for a grant, the application process is simple. You can apply online at https://construction-circle.com/apply-now/
Once your application has been processed, the installer will assess whether or not you are eligible for a grant. If you are, they will help you choose the right type of insulation and heating for your home. They’ll also advise on whether solar panels or heat pumps would be suitable.
The whole process usually takes around two to four weeks from start to finish, and once your new insulation or heating is installed, you could start saving money on your energy bills straight away!
So what are you waiting for? Apply today and see if you could get free money to improve your home.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I qualify?
You may be eligible for a grant if you own your own home, are a private tenant, or live in certain types of housing association properties. You’ll also need to meet certain criteria relating to your income and the energy efficiency of your home.
What types of insulation grants are available?
There are several different types of insulation available, including loft, wall, floor and roof insulation.
What is the eco scheme?
The eco scheme is a government initiative that provides funding for energy efficiency measures in homes. It includes grants for insulation and heating, as well as other energy saving improvements such as solar panels and heat pumps.
How do I apply?
You can apply for a grant by filling in an application form on our website. Once you’ve submitted the application we will assess your application and let you know what grants you can get.
What are the grant terms?
The grant terms vary depending on the type of grant you’re applying for. For example, boiler grants are only available to home owners and for non-condensing boilers, whereas insulation grants are often available to everyone.
How much will I get?
The amount of money you’ll get from the grant depends on a number of factors, including the size of your home and your existing heating. The grant is paid to the installer directly rather than to you.
What are the benefits of insulation?
Insulation is important because it helps to keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer. It also reduces your energy bills by keeping heat from escaping through walls and ceilings.