Boiler Scrappage Scheme Launched in Northern Ireland

By Katie Anderson on June 28, 2011

A pilot boiler scrappage scheme has been launched in Northern Ireland, aimed at older people who do not qualify for other Government energy efficiency home improvement schemes.

The boiler replacement scheme is worth £2 million, and will enable 1,300 vulnerable households to receive up to £1,500 towards the replacement of their old inefficient boiler. Under the scheme, which has been launched by the Department For Social Development,  participants can upgrade their existing inefficient oil or gas boiler – which must be at least 15 years old – or switch from oil to gas, and even install a renewable heating system, such as a wood pellet boiler.

Economy 7 heating systems, stoves, back boilers, room heaters and solid fuel central heating systems are ineligible for the boiler replacement scheme grant. Successful applicants must be aged 60 or over, in receipt of the state pension and in receipt of rates relief but not housing benefit or any other benefit.

The scrappage scheme is only open to homeowners and tenants within the private rented sector.

Speaking at the launch of the scheme, Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland said:

“This pilot scheme offers the opportunity for older people on low incomes who can’t get help through other Government schemes to have a warmer home. The introduction of the allowance provides another vehicle for tackling fuel poverty as part of the Executive’s Fuel Poverty Strategy.

“I would encourage anyone who thinks they may be eligible for the allowance to contact the Housing Executive for an application pack.”

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