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Last updated: 4 June 2024

Heat Pump Grant UK: How to Apply & Savings

Heat pump grant
  • Heat pumps are great renewable energy sources that can help you lower your carbon footprint and your energy bills in the long run.
  • Installing a heat pump can cost anywhere between £2,400 and £45,000, depending on the kind of heat pump you choose and the size of the heat pump.
  • By applying for a heat pump grant, you can save up to £7,500 on your new heat pump installation.

Homes in the UK can access financial help with purchasing and installing a heat pump through wide-ranging government air source or ground source heat pump grants. These schemes cover not only heat pumps, but also other renewable and energy-efficient technologies, such as solar panels and insulation. Homeowners can also pair a heat pump and solar panels, taking advantage of the grants for both.

In this guide, we will give you a rundown of all the available heat pump grants in the UK in 2024 to help you learn how to minimise the costs of a new heat pump installation for your home. 

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As of 23 October 2023, the Boiler Upgrade Scheme heat pump grant increased to £7,500 for air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps, up from £5,000 and £6,000, respectively.

This was confirmed in an announcement by the UK Government in September 2023.

However, the best way to keep updated on the latest heat pump grants is to contact air source or ground source heat pump installers near you. By doing this, you can rest assured you're in good hands.

Once you have a better idea of the financial aspect of getting a heat pump for your home, the next step is to find a reliable installer to work with. Looking for one on your own can take hours of your precious time. Thankfully, we can help you avoid any tedious research and put you in touch with up to 4 local heat pump installers. Simply click the button below and fill in our 30-second form, then sit back and let installers reach out to you with free, non-binding heat pump quotes!

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Air source heat pump grants in the UK

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The following UK heat pump grants are currently available (2024):

  • Boiler Upgrade Scheme: With this grant, homeowners in England or Wales can now receive up to £7,500 to install an air or ground source heat pump, this includes high temperature heat pumps.
  • Energy Company Obligation Scheme (ECO4): With this scheme, low-income households in England, Scotland, and Wales can receive financial assistance to install energy systems that reduce a home’s carbon emissions. 
  • Warmer Homes Scotland: This interest-free loan allows homeowners in Scotland to receive up to £10,000 to install energy-efficient energy systems. 
  • Home Energy Scotland Scheme: People living in Scotland can benefit from this loan to install renewable energy sources. With this scheme, you can receive an interest-free loan of up to £15,000.
  • Nest Scheme, Wales: The most comprehensive air source heat pump grant in Wales. Through this scheme, households in Wales can benefit from having all the costs of an air source heat pump covered by the government. 
  • 0% VAT: The VAT slash on clean energy solutions will be available in the UK until 2027. What this means when it comes to heat pumps is that you can save up to £750 on installation costs. 

The important thing to remember is that since these same government grants also cover other home improvement solutions, heat pump funding is subject to availability. What this means for you is that grants work on a first come first serve basis. The good news is that most UK homeowners are eligible for at least one grant. 

This post will be regularly updated in line with the latest government announcements to ensure that environmentally-conscious UK homes don’t miss out on new opportunities.

Am I eligible for an air source heat pump grant?

You may be eligible for a heat pump grant if you meet the following criteria:

  • You meet the specific income requirements of each grant or loan. 
  • You own the property where the heat pump will be installed. In some cases, you may also be eligible for a grant or a loan if you live in a rented property. 
  • Your home is energy inefficient and expensive to heat.
  • You’re replacing a traditional energy system that runs on fossil fuels with energy sources that can reduce your carbon footprint. 
  • You have a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) with no outstanding loft or cavity wall insulation recommendations (specifically for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme). 

Once you’ve determined whether you’re eligible for a heat pump grant, the next thing you will need to do is apply for it. Additionally, to make the most of the financial assistance you receive, you will want to look for the best deal for a new heat pump installation. However, finding suitable options among the countless renewable heating installation companies out there could take you several hours, if not days. 

Thankfully, we are here to help you avoid all the hassle. We can put you in touch with up to 4 heat pump installers in your area in no time. All you have to do is fill in our 30-second form and wait to receive free, non-binding quotes for a new heat pump installation. Simply click below to start now!

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How to apply for air source heat pump grants?

The application process for a government grant depends on the scheme you’d like to apply for. To start the application for these government grants, you can:

In addition to applying for a grant or scheme, the surest way to minimise your costs is to secure the best deal possible for your heat pump installation. This involves comparing labour costs across different installation companies, which can take hours of painstaking research. 

On a final note, it is worth noting that many of these grants can be regionally dependent so it's best to understand your area. Our grants page can give a good overview but we also have resources dedicated to heat pumps in Wales and heat pumps in Scotland.

We understand that you don’t want to spend your free time looking up heat pump installers. That is why we’re here to help you find the best deal for your home in no time. Simply click below, fill in our form in just 30 seconds, and wait for up to 4 installers vetted by us to contact you. Avoid wasting your time and energy by requesting free, no-obligation quotes today!

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