Warm front boiler
In Warm front, the government has come up with an initiative to grant funding to individuals who do have heat insulators in their homes, boilers or heating system. However, this is only extended to a certain group of people and not everyone. The grants give priority to those who earn low wages and the physically challenged.
The funding for the insulation and heating system installation are usually three thousand and five hundred pounds. If boiler engineers recommend that low carbon or oil fired boilers to be used to provide central heating, the grants are raised to a maximum of six thousand pounds. Any extra charges cannot be catered for by the government. It is the house owner who will take care of such.
If you already have a boiler in your house in Warm front, there is no need to apply for this grant unless it is not working well. However, you can still apply even if you had received a grant before but the boiler has become outdated or is spoiled beyond repair. If you have only installed some components of the heating system, you can get a grant to get the whole system working.
Even those who do not win the grant are given something small so that they may be able to get the most basic items. The amount given to these people is three hundred pounds. This is meant to help them handle repairs and replace the parts that have ceased to function in their heating system so that they may not suffer a lot from the cold.
If you do not get the grant for the first time, you still have a chance to apply in the next session. To note is that those who are given this grants to buy boilers in Warm Front should at least be earning about three hundred pounds including the amount deducted to cater for taxes.
Applications can be done online from the government websites. The applications are open in April. Those who own houses or have rented apartments are given priority when the boiler grants are given out. Also, those who receive certain types of benefits besides meeting the above qualifications stand a better chance too. The benefits include housing benefits, credit on child tax, allowances on disability living, benefits on council tax and credit from working tax.
Additionally, those who are in the pension plan because of being physically challenged while fighting for the country are given priority too. Individuals receiving attendance allowance or disability benefits after being injured while working in industries are likely to get the boiler grants too.
Thus, given how expensive installation of boilers is in Warm Front, it is better to take advantage of these grants if you have a chance to get them. The good thing is that they are not like loans where you are required to repay back with some interest. Otherwise, those who are poor would remain to use crude methods to warm their houses during the cold system or in boiling water in their houses.