Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS)
About the Boiler Upgrade Scheme
The RHI has been replaced by the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS), which is a £450 million scheme that offers upfront capital grants to households and small businesses looking to install heat pumps and, in some limited cases, biomass boilers. The BUS scheme officially launched on the 23rd May and heat pump installations commissioned from 1st in April 2022 are eligible for their respective grant. The scheme is expected to help install 90,000 heat pumps over three years.
Upfront Capital Grants
Under the scheme, homeowners will be able to claim up to £5,000 towards the installation of an air source heat pump. For ground source heat pumps, vouchers of up to £6,000 can be claimed. BUS vouchers will have validity periods of 3 months for air source and 6 months for ground source heat pumps.
BUS Application Process
Home Upgrade Grant
About the Home Upgrade Grant
The Home Upgrade Grant is £750 million of funding for local authorities in England to improve the energy performance and heating systems of off gas grid homes. This funding is for low-income households at EPC D or below. The households included in the funding is decided by the local authorities and each local authority will deliver it in a different way so we recommend that you check with your council if you’re eligible [gov.uk].
You can find more information about energy grants here: [gov.uk]
The government is continuously reviewing the grants available and have recently consulted on a consumer led Home Upgrade Scheme which may be introduced in 2024. We will keep this page up to date as more information becomes available.