Warm Homes Fund

Could you qualify for a FREE Central Heating system in your property? Find out more below or call us on (01670) 624140.

Could you qualify for a FREE Central Heating system in your property? Find out more below or call us on (01670) 624140.

Seven North East councils, in a joint bid led by Northumberland County Council, were awarded funding from the Warm Homes Fund to install FREE central heating systems, subject to eligibility and survey, into properties across the region.

We want to install new central heating systems where they will make the most difference. For you to qualify, the installation of a new central heating system must improve the energy rating of your home. This will be determined by our surveyor at the whole house assessment stage, once your application has been approved, so you don’t need to do anything in advance.

The project is supported by your local Citizens Advice Bureau, Community Action Northumberland and Middlesbrough Environment City. These partner organisations will provide additional services such as a free and confidential appointment with an Energy Adviser to: 

• help you check you are on the best fuel tariff 
• give you free and confidential advice on energy costs 
• help you improve energy efficiency in the home and save money

For more information on how these organisations may be able to help click here 
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk
http://www.ca-north.org.uk/ 
https://www.menvcity.org.uk/ 

Find out more about about Warm Homes Fund or download our useful guide here.
Find out if you are eligible here.

To qualify for FREE Central Heating under the Warm Homes Fund scheme you must meet the following criteria

1). If you are a homeowner, or have a private landlord if you rent
 
And
 
2)  
i). If your home does not have, and never has had a central heating system.
*If you have storage heaters, electric room heaters, solid fuel fires and single gas fires you may qualify as they do not count as central heating systems
 Or
ii). If the main method of heating your home is by the use of solid fuels
 
And one of the following:
 
3) If you live in a qualifying postcode area as identified by your local authority.
 
Or 
 
If you are in receipt of a specified benefit.
For a full list of qualifying income-related benefits click here, or call us on (01670) 624140
 
Or
 
If, based on a low income, high cost calculation, you are currently classed as in fuel poverty.
 

Find out if you qualify by calling (01670) 624140 or apply here.
*Before you call, please make sure you have the relevant information to hand. 


For example: 
contact details for your landlord if you rent (we will need permission from the landlord before carrying out a survey at the property)
details of any benefits you receive (if applicable)
details of total household income if not living in a qualifying postcode area or in receipt of eligible benefits


If you find you are not eligible for this scheme there may still be ways we can help. The project is supported by your local Citizens Advice Bureau, Community Action Northumberland and Middlesbrough Environment City. These partner organisations will be able to provide additional services such as a free and confidential appointment with a CAB Adviser to: 

• help you check you are on the best fuel tariff 
• give you free and confidential advice on energy costs 
• help you improve energy efficiency in the home and save money

Find out more here - 
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk
http://www.ca-north.org.uk/ 
https://www.menvcity.org.uk/ 
Use our easy to follow application form below.

To start the process please fill in the application form here. 

Offer ends to new applicants on 31st July 2018.

Read Terms & Conditions of offer 

To discuss your application or if you have a query call (01670) 624140* Lines open Mon-Thurs 8.30am-5pm, Fri 8.30am-4.30pm, closed on Bank Holidays

If you are a private tenant or a landlord you must complete this application form to allow an assessment of your property