If your boiler is over 15 years and deemed to be inefficient you could qualify for a grant of up to £1,500 provided you are a householder aged 60 or over and in receipt of State Pension and in receipt of Rates Relief.
This news has been welcomed by East Derry SDLP Assembly Member John Dallat who said:
“Fuel poverty is one of the greatest problems facing people today and any scheme which is designed to address this issue will be welcomed. However many people are excluded who experience fuel poverty,” he said.
“These include people on Housing Benefit and those who are tenants of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive or a housing association. The scheme does not apply to Economy 7 heating, stoves, back-boilers or room heaters. There are, however, opportunities to convert from oil to gas or wood pellet fired boilers.”
Full information is obtainable from any Housing Executive Office and forms are available in my constituency offices in Kilrea (02829541880)or Limavady (02877763391).