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Tees Valley Warm Homes Fund

If you do not have central heating installed in your home you may be eligible for free central heating installation as part of the Tees Valley Warm Homes Funds.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible the household must meet each of the following criteria:

  • The property must not currently have central heating installed i.e. it does not have a heat generator connected to radiators.
  • You must live in one of the Tees Valley local authority areas (Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees).
  • You must either own the property or have the permission of the owner.

You must have someone living there either:

OR

  • have a low household income and high energy bills

OR

  • have a low household income and a resident who is vulnerable to the effects of the cold

More detail about the definitions of these criteria can be found in the Joint Statement of Intent prepared by the partner councils.

All of these requirements will be checked as part of the application process by our Warm Homes Fund team.

 

How does it work?

If the household is eligible and the installation is signed off by the owner there will be a technical survey of the property and, if necessary, a free connection to the gas main and a gas meter applied for.

Once these are complete the installation of a full central heating system can take place. This includes an efficient new gas boiler, radiators, heating controls and all necessary pipework.

More detail about the definitions of these criteria can be found in the Joint Statement of Intent prepared by the partner councils. 

All of these requirements will be checked as part of the application process by our Warm Homes Fund team.

 

How to apply

Call 01642 526100 to speak to one of our friendly advisers.

 

More about the scheme

Councils across the Tees Valley, led by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, have secured nearly £6.1 million from a national fund which has been established by National Grid and is administered by Affordable Warmth Solutions. It’s invaluable support to households who do not already have central heating and may be struggling to afford to stay warm.

The scheme is expected to run until 2021 but operates on a first-come, first-served basis and will close to new applications once all the funds have been allocated.

Terms and conditions.