Below you will find information not just about boiler grants, but also relevant information about energy efficiency, free insulation offers or boiler replacement schemes in your local Hampshire area. We have tried to keep the information on this page relevant to Hampshire and its towns and cities, but please don’t forget there are national Government funded schemes like Warm Front and The Green Deal, which are not specific to your local area.
Hampshire County Council has launched a partnership with all Local Authorities in Hampshire called Insulate Hampshire. The scheme offers applicants free cavity wall and loft insulation if the live in the Hampshire area. There are some qualifying terms and conditions.
- You must live in Hampshire.
- You must own your property OR obtain the landlords permission if you privately rent.
- You must currently have less than 60mm of insulation.
- EXCLUDES Portsmouth and Southampton City Council Residence.
Insulating your property efficiently can reduce your energy bills significantly. The Insulate Hampshire scheme also offers advice on energy efficiency, installation of solar panels and advice about benefits of grants you may be entitled to.
Free Insulation offer comes to an end on 31 March 2012, so hurry!
You can apply online and find out more information on their official website www.insulatehampshire.co.uk
Home Trust Loan for Eastleigh Borough Council Residents
Eastleigh Borough Council has a partnership agreement with Home Trust Loan. Home Trust Loan provide low cost lending for home improvements to people who might not have the funds available to carry out the work. The range of improvements you can seek finance for is broad. From a leaking roof or draughty windows right through to a replacement central heating system. A case study from the Home Trust Loan website also shows evidence that people can obtain a boiler grant and then use Home Trust Loan to finance any shortfall in the grant against the costs of improvements.
For more information you can visit the Home Trust Loan website or contact Eastleigh Borough Council Environmental Health on 023 8068 8329.
Insulation grant from Southampton City Council
Southampton City Council has a partnership agreement with Cocoon. Cocoon offer free insulation to residents over the age of £70 and reduced price cavity wall and loft insulation for all other homeowners or private tenants. For more information go to the Cocoon Website.
Financial Assistance from Portsmouth City Council
Portsmouth City Council website offers information on financial assistance available via low-cost loans. The council website also suggests there are grants available up to £4000 subject to means testing. The loans and grants available are for a broad range of home improvements, but all subject to various qualifying criteria. You can find out more information http://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/living/13133.html.
Isle of Wight Council Grant
The Isle of Wight Council has a partnership agreement with the energy supplier E.ON. The will offer free loft and cavity wall insulation to all private households in receipt of benefits or with a householder aged over 70.
For all other households, subsidised rates of £150-180 for cavity wall insulation and £185-199 for loft insulation will be available. Currently there is a special offer for households aged 60-69 and households with children aged 18 and under of £99 per measure. Additional charges may apply where, for example, scaffolding is needed for cavity wall insulation or a loft hatch fitted to enable loft insulation. E.ON will meet these costs for priority group households. For more information visit www.iwight.com/living_here/island-insulation.
Warm One Island Grant
We have found evidence online about an Isle of Wight Council scheme called ‘Warm One Island Grant’. The information we found suggested a grant of up to £5000 may be possible if you meet certain criteria. This could be a grant for insulation or contribution towards a new boiler or central heating system. As the information was not easily located, it’s worth contacting the Isle of Wight Council to enquire more. You can find contact details on their website http://www.iwight.com.
Fareham Borough Council Disabled Facilities Grant
Fareham Borough Council can provide a grant of up to £30,000 to householders for essential adaptations to their homes allowing a disabled person to live more independently. Although this grant is not a specific boiler grant, the information on the Council website lists one of the kinds of work the grants can go towards is “providing or improving an existing heating system where the wellbeing and mobility of the disabled person would otherwise be adversely affected”. If you are registered disabled you should contact the council to find out more. http://www.fareham.gov.uk.
Gosport Borough Council
The Gosport Borough council website provides some excellent information for its resident about energy efficiency, boiler grants and climate change. You can find all this information on their website here.
Rushmoor Borough Council Grants and Loans
Rushmoor Borough Council lists a number of grants and loans available to resident on its websites. It specifically lists Energy Efficiency Grants up to £5000 and repairs and maintenance grants of up to £7500. Everyone’s circumstances will be different, so we would advise contacting the council to see if either of these options could be used towards a new boiler. For information about the loans and grants available, go here.