Warm Homes Fund - First Time Gas Central Heating

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The Warmer Worcestershire Network has received funding from the National Grid Warm Homes Fund for 150 first time gas central heating systems in urban areas. This scheme has now closed to new applicants.


  • no existing central heating at the property
  • in an urban area near to a mains gas supply
  • privately owned (improvements to social housing cannot be funded)
  • householder or tenant is in receipt of qualifying benefits or passes the low income high energy cost assessment

All installs are subject to technical survey by an appointed contractor and gas transporter.

If the property doesn't already have loft and cavity wall insulation and is suitable for these insulation measures the applicant will also receive insulation alongside the first time gas central heating. 

Privately rented homes

Private landlords can apply for 50% funding towards the cost of a first time gas central heating system.

The property must have and existing Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).  If the EPC rating is an F or G, the landlord must make low cost improvements such as cavity wall and loft insulation where possible to bring the EPC rating to a minimum of an E before receiving first time central heating funding.

Further information and how to apply

All customer enquiries, eligibility checks and applications are coordinated by local energy charity Act on Energy: