Heat pump

Heat pump grants – and how to get one

The government is offering heat pump grants worth up £7,500 to help you switch from your existing gas boiler. Here’s how to apply 

What is the Government’s Boiler Upgrade Scheme?

The government’s Boiler Upgrade Scheme offers grant to cover part of the cost of replacing fossil fuel heating systems (including oil, gas and electric) with a heat pump or biomass boiler. These grants will help homeowners with the upfront cost of low carbon heating technologies. 

Air source heat pump grants have been increased to £7,500 

Ground source heat pump (including water source heat pumps and those on shared ground loops) have also been increased to £7,500 

According to the government, if you applied for heat pump grants before 23 October 2023 and your installer has not fitted your new heat pump yet, you should speak to them about cancelling your grant and reapplying to get the increased amount. 

This cash is designed to help cover the cost of the heat pump or biomass boiler, the installation and any required changes to your home such as if you need to have new radiators installed that work with your heat pump.

Am I eligible for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?

To be eligible for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme and access heat pump grants, you’ll need to meet the following criteria: 

  • You must be replacing a fossil fuel system 
  • The property must be in England and Wales 

New builds and heat pump grants

If you are buying a new build house and it has not yet been finished by the developer it will not be eligible. However, if you move into a finished new build property that has a fossil fuel boiler you may be able to get a heat pump grant under the scheme. 

Self build properties and heat pump grants

For self-build properties, you may be eligible for a heat pump grant providing: 

  • You or the original owner built it yourself or you paid a builder to build it 
  • It has never been owned by a business or organization 


How to Apply for Heat Pump Grants 

Eligibility Check 

The installer will assess whether your installation qualifies for the grant. 

Once the installer confirms eligibility, agree on a quote for the installation. 

Edge Solar will apply for the grant on your behalf, which will be discounted from the total price you pay. 

Confirm Installer Representation 

When Ofgem contacts you via email, confirm that the installer is acting on your behalf. 

Installation Timeline 

The installer has a set amount of time, typically three months, to complete the installation. 

Certification and Payment 

Upon completion, the installer will generate a ‘microgeneration certification certificate’ to confirm eligibility. 

This certificate is submitted to Ofgem, which will pay the grant amount directly to the installer. 

You will receive a bill for the remaining amount. 

Important Note 

The scheme will only fund 90,000 heat pumps over three years. To ensure you benefit from the grant, start your application process as soon as possible.