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Warm Homes Fund

The Warm Homes Fund is a National Grid initiative which installs first-time gas central heating systems in Leicester city properties. The scheme is open to both home owners and private renting tenants.

What is the Warm Homes Fund?

The aim of this initiative is to deliver fully-funded first-time gas central heating systems to eligible homes across Leicester.

If your home does not have gas central heating, you could get connected to the gas mains, if needed, and have a gas central heating system installed for free.

Switching from electric heating to gas central heating can save households up to £350 each year on their annual fuel bill.

To deliver this scheme we are working in partnership with E.ON and City Energy. You do not need to be an E.ON customer to apply.

The £150m fund has been established by National Grid to support local authorities to address some of the issues affecting fuel poor households. Other funding for the initiative has been provided from public sector partners.

Your home will qualify if it’s in Leicester city and the main source of heating is not gas.

If your home does not meet the criteria there might be other schemes to assist you. Please visit our Energy Efficiency page for more information.

You can apply online.

 

Frequently asked questions

E.ON are delivering the scheme on behalf of the council. You do not have to be an E.ON customer to benefit from the scheme.

No, we are only able to install a central heating system if there is not currently one installed in your home. Other schemes might be able to help you, please see our energy efficiency page.

You cannot apply for a new central heating system. Other schemes might be able to help you, please see our energy efficiency page.

Yes, homes heated by gas wall heaters or gas fires can apply.

Yes, homes heated by storage heaters, electric radiators, fan heaters or solid fuel fires can apply.

Yes, you can. If you already have a gas appliance in your home but don’t have gas central heating, then you can apply.

Yes, the gas connection will be free.

No, the scheme is not means tested and there are no income related eligibility criteria.

Yes, you can apply if you are a private landlord. The install will not take place without your permission. As a landlord you might be asked to pay a contribution.

Yes, but we will need to obtain written approval from your landlord. Your landlord might be required to make a payment towards the cost of the install of the central heating system.

The central heating system is free (including the survey) for owner occupiers. Landlords might have to pay a contribution. There is no obligation to proceed if you change your mind.

Gas is cheaper than electricity or oil and has the lowest carbon dioxide emissions apart from wood. Your new central heating system will include an 'A’ rated boiler, thermostatic radiator valves to control the heat for each room, a programmer and room thermostat to help keep your home at a comfortable temperature without wasting fuel.

Free loft and cavity wall insulation might be available through a partnering scheme if you meet the eligibility criteria. E.ON will discuss this with you when you apply.

No, The installation can only be completed by one of our heating engineers.

The online application is quick and easy to do. It will take about five minutes. The E.ON Warm Homes Fund team will call you for more information and to find out if the scheme is right for you. The call may take up to an hour - but they will be able to answer all your questions.

It usually takes between 4-6 weeks to reach the installation stage.


Contact

You can also contact the Leicester City Warm Homes Fund team at E.ON by calling 0333 202 4481 (freephone) or emailing them at whfapplications@eonenergy.com.