Grants & Schemes

Get expert advice about gas boiler grants & schemes in Belfast, Bangor, Newtownabbey, Newtownards, Lisburn and surrounding areas from the experts at DG Gas Safety LTD.

The Affordable Warmth Scheme

Helping to Keep yourself and your family warm, In many situations homeowners and private tenants are having to pay above and beyond to heat their home. With the Affordable Warmth Scheme, you might just have a solution. You can find details of the scheme below. To enquire, contact our team today at DG Gas Safety Ltd in Belfast today. We'll be happy to discuss it with you.

The Affordable Warmth Scheme offers homeowners grants for the installation of energy efficiency measures including boiler replacement for both insulation and radiator installations.

The scheme is funded by the Department for Social Development and is only available in Northern Ireland in areas being targeted by the local council.

To qualify for an Affordable Warmth grant, you must be an owner-occupier or householder of a privately rented property and your gross annual income must be below £23,000.

Specific rules apply for those applying as a private renter. Your landlord must be registered with the Department for Social Development’s Landlord Registration scheme. Your landlord will also need to give consent for any work being done and will have to contribute towards the cost of it.

Please note: this scheme is only available in certain parts of Northern Ireland where the local council is targeting your area.

The Affordable Warmth Scheme in Northern Ireland is a targeted grant, meaning local councils will get in touch with homeowners if they have been identified as being possible recipients for the grant. You can find further information on the Affordable Warmth Scheme in Northern Ireland by calling 0300 200 7874.

If you are entitled to help under this scheme, you will be given a list of measures that you can do to get approval and start the work. You may choose which contractor you wish to use or you can choose from the Housing Executive list (Please note: installers should be accredited to a relevant trade body).

Boiler Replacement Scheme.

You can save up to £1,000 on a new natural gas heating system, with The Boiler Replacement Allowance. This is a government-funded scheme which aims to help with the cost of replacing your old inefficient boiler*. If your boiler is over 15 years old, you could qualify for a grant of up to £1000 when you upgrade to a new highly efficient natural gas heating system. If you think you may be eligible to apply for the Boiler Replacement Allowance, please visit the Phoenix Gas website at for additional information and a link to the application form.

*T&C's apply, level of grant is dependent on total gross income of household and applies to boilers over 15 years old.

Grant Available

Total Gross Income Grant Available
Less than £20,000 Up to £1,000
£20,000 - £39,999 Up to £500

The Boiler Replacement Allowance is a government scheme aims to help homeowners with the cost of replacing their old, inefficient boilers that are over 15 years old, with an energy-efficient condensing boiler. The level of grant available is dependent on the total gross income of the household.

If you think you qualify, contact NIHE on 03448 920 900 and ask for your local Grants Office or email The Housing Executive stress that homeowners must not start any work until approval has been issued. For further information, please visit the Housing Executive Website.

You must be an owner-occupier of the property and have an annual income lower than £40,000. The amount you receive will be dependent on your annual income level:

  • Less than £20,000: £700 towards a boiler installation (or £1,000 with controls)
  • Over £20,000 (up to £40,000): £400 towards a boiler installation (or £500 with controls)

Your current boiler must be at least 15 years old and you can only have a gas boiler replaced if the gas connection to your home was made 15 or more years ago. The grant cannot be used on Economy 7 heating, back boilers, room heaters or stoves used exclusively for cooking.

To apply for a boiler replacement grant, you can either call the Northern Ireland Housing Executive on 0344 892 0900  or send an email to Providing they are Gas Safe registered, you can actually choose the boiler installer who will carry out the work yourself. In order to replace your boiler, you must first get written approval from the Housing Executive.

Once you have been awarded the grant, just call us on 07925 099 321 and we can get you booked in for a free survey. And remember we can claim back all of the awarded amounts and we can complete your building control application, making it as stress-free as possible for you.

Install a highly efficient gas appliance and Phoenix Natural Gas will give you £200*

Install a high-efficiency natural gas appliance and we'll give you £200 cashback. Choose from a real flame fire, a natural gas cooker, or a natural gas tumble-dryer and really feel the benefits of upgrading to gas.

NISEP - Energy Efficient Homes Scheme

Low-income households with no central heating, solid fuel heating or an old oil or LPG heating system (where the boiler must be over 15 years or broken beyond viable economic repair). Economy 7 conversions will be approved on a case-by-case basis. Must be a homeowner.

  • Fully funded natural gas central heating system if on the gas network; oil central heating system where gas is not available
  • Fully funded cavity wall insulation and/or loft insulation
  • LED light bulbs
  • Hot Water Tank Jacket
  • Radiator Panels
  • Water Widget
  • Remote Smart Heating Controls
  • Endotherm Central Heating
  • Additive
  • Single person household with income / pension less than £28,000 gross OR
  • Couple / Single parent family / Pensioner (over 65) with an income / pension less than £35,000 gross

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