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Tees Valley Warm Homes Fund

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If you do not currently have central heating installed in your home, you may be eligible to have free central heating installed as part of the Tees Valley Warm Homes Fund.


To be eligible, the household must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. The property must not currently have central heating installed (meaning it does not have a heat generator connected to radiators)
  2. You must live in one of the Tees Valley local authority areas (Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees)
  3. You must either own the property or have permission from the owner
  4. You must have:
    • someone living in the property who gets one of the qualifying benefits
    • a low household income and high energy bills
    • a low household income and a resident who is vulnerable to the effects of the cold

All of these requirements will be checked as part of the application process.

How does it work?

If you're eligible, and the property owner agrees to the works, there will be a technical survey of the property. If necessary, you'll get a free connection to the gas main and a gas meter.

If you're not connected to the gas main, you'll be offered a free central heating system powered by an air source heat pump. Find out more about air source heat pump installations.

Once the necessary survey and connections are complete, a full central heating system will be installed. It will include an efficient new boiler or air source heat pump, radiators, heating controls, and all necessary pipework.

How to apply

Call 01642 526100 to speak to an advisor.

The scheme runs on a first-come, first-served basis, and will close to new applications once all the funding has been used.

More about the scheme

Councils across the Tees Valley have secured nearly £6.1 million from a national fund established by the National Grid and administered by Affordable Warmth Solutions. It’s invaluable support for households who do not already have central heating and may be struggling to afford to stay warm.

The full terms and conditions are available on Stockton Council's website.

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