Updated: Tue, 15 Jan 2013 01:00:00 GMT | By lovemoney.com

Warm Front scheme closing: apply now for free insulation

This Government scheme is due to shut on Saturday so you need to act now if you think you might be eligible.

Warm Front scheme closing: apply now for free insulation

Warm Front scheme closing: apply now for free insulation

There are only days left to apply for a Government grant to improve the heating or insulation in your home via the Warm Front scheme.

The closing date for applications is currently this Saturday (19th January). However, Labour has called for the scheme to be extended after revealing that only half of the budget allocated to it has been spent.

How Warm Front works

The scheme, which provides up to £3,500 for work on your home, is only available in England. The work can include loft, cavity wall or hot water tank insulation, draught proofing and replacement heating.

The money is paid directly to a Government-approved company, which will carry out the work.

To qualify, you must own your own home or be renting it from a private landlord and be receiving one of the following income-related benefits:

  • Pension Credit – the Guaranteed Credit or Savings Credit element
  • the support or work related element of income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit – and your income is £15,860 or less
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Income Support or income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance.

If you receive either Working Tax Credit or Income Support or income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, you must meet other conditions in order to be eligible to apply. There are full details on the GOV.UK website.

How to claim

You can claim online via the Warm Front website, by phoning 0300 123 1234 (Monday to Friday 8am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm) or by filling out the application form and posting it to:

Warm Front
Carillion Energy Services
Freepost NEA12054
Newcastle upon Tyne

The Warm Front scheme is being replaced by the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). This obliges energy companies to offer £540 million of free support to improve the energy efficiency of homes owned by people on the lowest incomes.

The ECO scheme will run in tandem with the Government’s new Green Deal, which offers loans to pay for energy efficiency and renewable energy measures. These loans are then repaid via a household’s energy bills.

Help for people elsewhere in the UK

If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you could be eligible for help from another scheme. Read Don't miss out on free insulation and heating schemes for more information on these.

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17/01/2013 13:54
Great, those of us who work and are self sufficient from the government aren't entitled to a grant to better insulate our home?
17/01/2013 18:22

f.king typical.  seriously, what about the majority of people that PAY their taxes, that fund these schemes!!???  why the fk are we not entitled to anything.....again???

**** you cameron, and **** the hairbrained twots that think this up.



18/01/2013 20:21
I managed to get loft insulation and caverty wall insulation I claim working tax credits as the place i work for can only offer me 30 hours a week  at the nat min wage God knows i'd like to do more But the working tax credit is pathetic it's about 1/4 of income tax that i pay I don't feel guilty of having somthing back that was robbed from me
18/01/2013 18:32

Bit bonkers isn't it? You have to be getting free money from the Government to qualify for more free money?

What's that all about?

What about people working for a pittance and paying tax and everythng else, or even people like me, who aren't working but don't claim anything at all?

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