Boiler Upgrade Scheme

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme offers grants to incentivize property owners to swap out current fossil fuel heating with energy-efficient, low carbon alternatives such as air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, and occasionally, biomass boilers. Benefits include:

  • £7,500 towards the expense of installing an air source heat pump

  • £7,500 towards the expense of installing a ground source heat pump

  • £5,000 towards the expense of installing a biomass boiler

These grants assist property owners in managing the initial expenses associated with adopting a low carbon heating system.

Who is eligible for BOILER UPGRADE scheme?

  • Your property must be a home or small non-domestic building in England or Wales. The maximum installation capacity of 45 kWth covers the vast majority of these properties. The overall system capacity for any shared ground loop system must not exceed 300 kWth. 

  • Your property must have a valid energy performance certificate.

  • Where a low carbon heating system has been commissioned prior to an installer submitting a voucher application, installers must ensure that the voucher application has been or will be, properly made within 120 days of the commissioning date stated on the MCS certificate.

  • Biomass boilers are only eligible in properties that are both in a rural location and not connected to the gas grid. Heat pumps do not have either of these restrictions.

  • You must be fully replacing an existing fossil fuel system such as an oil or gas boiler, or an electric heating system such as storage or panel heaters. Funding will not be available for the replacement of existing low carbon heat systems.

  • The installation cannot be funded by more than one source of public funds and you cannot apply if you have already been given government funding or support for a heat pump or biomass boiler.

  • You can still apply if you’ve received separate funding for energy efficiency upgrades such as insulation, doors or windows.

  • New-build homes and social housing are not eligible for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, although self-build properties are eligible.


Click on the ‘Eligibility’ arrow above. If this is too much to go through, just give us a call and we can start the process with you over the phone on:


Shropshire Green Energy Centre



The application is installer-led, so we will apply for the grant for your property on your behalf. We are certified by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), a nationally recognised standards organisation that gives you assurance of the quality of our product and competence of us as your chosen installer. It also ensures that we comply with high consumer protection standards.

Here’s what we’ll do:

Frequently Asked Questions

Vouchers must be redeemed within 3 months of issue for Air Source Heat Pumps and Biomass boilers and 6 months for Ground Source Heat Pumps.

The BUS scheme will run from 23 May 2022 – 31 December 2027

Yes. The grant can be used in conjunction with ECO4 funding but a combination of funding can’t be used for the same measure, only separate energy efficiency measures.


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No, The heat pump or biomass boiler must meet the full properties heating and hot water demand.

You can fill in the application form above or simply call us on 01952 505506.

You can check the UK Government website or give us a call for more info on 01952 505506.

There are 30,000 vouchers a year available and a total of 90,000 vouchers over the duration of the scheme. Vouchers are provided on a first come first served basis.

Shropshire Green Energy Centre Ltd
Shropshire House, Cemetery Road,
Dawley Bank, Telford,
TF4 2BS 01952 505506
North East Green Energy Centre Ltd
Aidan House, 513B
401 Sunderland Road,
NE8 3HU 0191 4296536