Boiler Grants Scotland - Who Qualifies?

ECO4 & LA Flex Boiler Grant Scheme Scotland 2024


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Who Qualifies For A Boiler Grant in Scotland

With all of the information online about the free boiler scheme in Scotland it can get confusing who qualifies for a boiler grant. 

The main criteria is that you are on some form of income related benefits, such as the following listed below:

In order to be eligible you must receive Pension Guarantee Credit and be over 60 years of age. If you do not receive Pension Guarantee Credit, you may still qualify if you are in receipt of Employment Support Allowance (ESA).

These are the main benefits that qualify for a boiler grant in Scotland
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LA Flex Scheme - Local Council Authority Grant

The local authority flex (or LA Flex) provides boiler grants to people in certain council areas of Scotland who are not on benefits.

If you live in South Ayrshire, East AyrshireDumfries and GallowayRenfrewshire, North Lanarkshire or South Lanarkshire, and are in full or part time employment, earning less than £31,000 per year you may also qualify for a boiler grant.

As with people applying who are on benefits, your boiler must be a certain age and your home must have an EPC (energy performance certificate) rating of D or below. 


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Boiler Grant Eligibility Scotland F.A.Q

You won’t automatically qualify if you are a pensioner. You need to either be on some form of income related benefits such as pension credit guarantee or pension credit savings more commonly known as pension credit.

Yes, tenants can qualify for a boiler grant if their home meets certain criteria and have your landlords permission to proceed.

In most cases it is best that your tenant applies. Landlords can qualify for a free boiler via a grant if the homes EPC rating is D or below and other criteria to do with expenses and tax, however, this is unlikely and its better you have your tenant make the claim. It’s best to contact us about this, as it’s decided on a case by case basis. 

Many people are on more obscure benefits than the more commonly known ones. Again, it is best to contact us directly to discuss if you can qualify for a boiler grant if you are on these types of benefits.

Discuss If You Qualify For A Boiler Grant in Scotland

The Government ECO 4 or Energy Company Obligation scheme (ECO) is the newest initiative introduced by the government that provides funding for energy efficiency measures in homes across Scotland.

ECO 4 Grants are available providing funding for free boiler replacement, free central heating systems, free solar panels, free air source heat pumps, free storage heaters, free loft insulation, free underfloor insulation, free internal wall insulation, free external wall insulation, free cavity wall insulation and free room in roof insulation.

Call us on 0131 381 8533 (East Coast) | 01224 007 388 (North Scotland) | 0141 673 8740 (West Coast) to discuss if you qualify for a grant.

Areas Of Scotland We Provide Boilers Grants

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Home Renewables Scotland (Edinburgh)

64 Cumberland Street,

0131 381 8533 


Home Renewables Scotland (Aberdeen)

The Silver Fin Building,
AB11 6BD
01224 007 388

Home Renewables Scotland (Glasgow)

20-23 Woodside Place,


G3 7QL

0141 673 8740

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