Warmer Homes Herefordshire
Warmer Homes Herefordshire is an initiative to deliver funded first-time gas central heating systems to eligible homes in Herefordshire.
If your home doesn't have central heating installed and you meet our eligibility criteria, you could get fully-funded gas central heating set up in your home.
The £150m Warm Homes Fund was established by the National Grid to support local authorities to address some of the issues affecting fuel-poor households. Funding will be combined with other non-council funding streams providing capital works to eligible households. To deliver this initiative we're working in partnership with E.ON.
This funding will help low income private occupiers, including owner occupiers and privately renting tenants, to install first time gas central heating. It will target those who are in poor health or at risk of ill health, those with underlying health issues, those caring for a vulnerable person, or those worried about their home being cold or damp.
The fund has been established by National Grid and is being administered by the Community Interest Company, Affordable Warmth Solutions. It is designed to support councils, registered social landlords and relevant partner organisations to address some of the issues affecting fuel poor households.
If you have any questions about the scheme, you can check our frequently asked questions below.
You can also contact the Warmer Homes team at EON by calling 0333 202 4481 (Freephone) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Successful applicants will have a brand new, fully-funded gas central heating system installed in their home.
- Switching to gas central heating could save households up to £350 each year off an annual fuel bill.
Warmer Homes Herefordshire support is available to people who:
- Don't have gas central heating and
- Have low or no income and have a disability or a recognised health condition
- Are elderly or
- Have very young children
Please apply now even if you are not sure you are eligible.
If you don't meet any of the above criteria, but don't have central heating in your home, please call us. We may still be able to help you.
How to apply - check dates
The EON install team will be working across Herefordshire to deliver this initiative.
During the Covid-19 restrictions we will be looking to build up a list of eligible residents across the county ready for installation when public health measures have been relaxed. As soon as we are able to we'll publish the dates when we'll be visiting an area near you.
If you apply after we've been in your area, we may not be able to help you - so please apply now so that we can check eligibility and get work booked into the diary.
For independent advice and guidance please visit our Keep Herefordshire Warm service. The service has been providing free home energy advice since 2001, and covers all homes in Herefordshire.
Do I have to pay anything?
This project expects a contribution from landlords to provide first time central heating in homes. A pack will be provided to tenants / landlords with appropriate information. For those who are home owners, if you meet our eligibility criteria and we've accepted you onto the scheme, you won't have to pay to have the central heating installed. After the central heating has been installed, you'll be responsible for paying your fuel bills. The good news is that gas central heating is much more cost effective than many other forms of heating, so the scheme should save you money in the long run.
Why are E.ON involved and do I have to be an E.ON customer to apply?
You don't have to be an E.ON customer to benefit from the scheme. E.ON are simply helping us to deliver it.
I've applied for the scheme...what happens next?
Within two working days of receiving your application, our Warmer Homes team at E.ON will contact you by phone to discuss your application. Eligibility may be further checked by our Keep Herefordshire Warm service. You'll then receive a visit from E.ON to survey the property and to make sure that central heating can be installed safely.
Will I get any money from the scheme?
You won't be given any money as part of this scheme. All funding is dealt with by us. You will however benefit from having fully funded central heating in your home.
I live in a rural area where I know there is no gas how can I be helped?
You can get independent advice and guidance from our Keep Herefordshire Warm service. The service has been providing free home energy advice since 2001, and covers all homes in Herefordshire. There is currently funding available for rural first time central heating installs. To find out what help and for further information please visit Keep Herefordshire Warm.
By submitting your information to Warmer Homes Herefordshire, you consent to your information being shared with our delivery partners E.ON, who will call you to discuss the scheme and to set up a home visit. Your information will not be used for any further purpose other than for the delivery of this service. If you have a disability and would like to be contacted by email, please contact E.ON via email. For more information about how your data will be stored and shared, please read the E.ON privacy notice for Warmer Home Herefordshire.