Here at Thompson’s Gas, we receive a lot of enquiries about funding for boiler installations and free boilers. Thankfully, there are schemes out there that allow certain individuals to qualify for a new boiler, without paying a penny. Below we are going to go into detail about our most popular scheme currently, so that you know exactly whether you qualify or not.
The British Gas Energy Trust SchemeThe British Gas Energy Trust is an independent charitable trust that provides grants for boiler repairs or replacements. If you’re suffering from financial hardship, and don’t have enough money at the end of the month, you may qualify.
Qualification CriteriaUnlike many previous schemes, you do not have to be in receipt of any state benefits to qualify for this, although in certain cases you may need to be a British Gas customer. To qualify for a new boiler, your current boiler must meet certain criteria;
- The boiler is more than 10 years old or
- The boiler is inefficient (F or G rated) or
- The boiler has been condemned or
- The boiler is obsolete