Better Homes York is a council-endorsed energy efficiency scheme set up to help homeowners, private tenants and private landlords across the city. The aim of the scheme is to create warmer, healthier homes and to reduce the cost of fuel bills.
You can find out how energy efficient your home is by checking its Energy Performance Certificate.
Note: Our grant scheme for home insulation is now closed to new applicants.
Find out if you qualify for financial assistance
Our first time gas central heating scheme is available to residents who meet the following criteria:
- on a low income
- living in an energy inefficient home which doesn’t use gas to heat most of the property
- living in an area with a mains gas supply
The scheme can provide:
- a mains gas connection
- a gas supply/meter
- central heating installation
If you live in a rented property, you'll require permission and a £1,500 contribution from your landlord.
|Item||Owner-occupier; income less than £20k||Owner-occupier; income £20k to £35k||Privately rented; income less than £35k|
|First time gas central heating||Up to 100% grant||No assistance available||£1,500 landlord contribution required|
The scheme closes at the end of March 2019, by which time all funded works must have been completed.
If you qualify
If you don't qualify
If you don't qualify for financial assistance due to your income or energy efficiency rating, our partner Better Homes Yorkshire can still arrange for an approved installer to carry out work at your property.
Boiler replacements can cost as little as £2,000 and may be possible within 48 hours of making an enquiry.
Visit Better Homes Yorkshire for more information and to make an online enquiry.