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What funding is available?

Part two of the Greener Heating Guide

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Unsurprisingly, cost is the main thing that puts people off replacing their heating system or making other energy saving home improvements. It can be expensive to install a new system but the cost savings you could see on bills – as well as your reduced carbon footprint – are well worth the investment if it’s possible. You’ll also benefit from a warm and comfortable home that doesn’t cost the earth to heat.

There is a range of support available across the UK to help you install modern heating systems. You could even make money back from a renewable heating system.

Available grants, loans and financial schemes depend on where you live in the UK.

Renewable Heat Incentive

Please note: the Renewable Heat Incentive closed to new applications on 31 March 2022.

Under the UK Government’s domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, you could receive quarterly cash payments over seven years if you install or have already installed an eligible renewable heating technology (excludes Northern Ireland).

Heating systems covered by the scheme include biomass boilers and stoves, heat pumps, solar thermal panels, and more.

Other financial help is available in a number of circumstances, with the focus on keeping warm for less. Different grants are available in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Choose your nation to find out more about how to access support where you live.

Last updated: 20 December 2023