FREE Central Heating - North Yorks Warm Homes

Scarborough Borough Council is working with North Yorkshire County Council to help eligible residents access funding to install A-rated gas-powered central heating in their homes.

If you live in the Scarborough area and do not have any radiators in your property, then you may qualify for a fully funded first-time central heating system- helping you reduce your energy bills and keep warm for less.

Studies show that mains gas is around 3-4 times cheaper than electricity.

The North Yorks Warm Homes Scheme covers the installation of:

  • An energy efficient, mains gas condensing combination boiler
  • Radiators in every living space
  • Thermostatic controls and a wireless digital programmer

There is also funding available for gas connections via Northern Gas Networks, providing residents meet the eligibility criteria and live close to other properties on the mains gas network.

YES Energy Solutions is managing the scheme on behalf of Scarborough Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council. They will be checking scheme eligibility and coordinating all the installations.

This scheme works on a first come first served basis and is also available in the Ryedale and Hambleton districts.

Do you qualify?

Homeowners and private renting tenants that live in a property with no central heating (e.g. rely on room heaters, storage heaters or fires) can join the scheme if they meet the following criteria:

The resident receives one or more of the following state benefits:


Pension Guarantee Credit                                                      
Income Support                                                                       
Income Related Employment & Support Allowance
Income Based Job Seekers Allowance                                            
Working Tax Credit                                                                  
Child Tax Credit                                                                        
Universal Credit                                                                        
Disability Living Allowance                                                    
Personal Independence Payment
Attendance Allowance
Carer's Allowance
Severe Disablement Allowance
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
War Pensions Mobility Supplement
Constant Attendance Allowance
Armed Forces Independence Payment
Child Benefit**

**income thresholds apply


All the residents in the household have a combined income of £21,000 or less


1. The property is in EPC band E, F or G

2. The property is in EPC band D and is off the mains gas network, or has solid or nonstandard cavity walls

3. The property is in EPC band D and the resident has a health condition made worse by cold

4. The property is in EPC band D and the resident is either:

  • Over the age of 70
  • Is a pregnant women
  • Has children under 5


Please note that if you rent a property, then your landlord may be required to make a contribution towards the cost of the installation.

The funding

North Yorkshire County Council has secured funding through National Grid’s Warm Homes Fund programme to install up to 108 first time gas central heating systems. Scarborough Borough Council has also provided match funding to support installations in the area.

Grants to cover gas connections can also be secured through Northern Gas Networks when required.

Contact us

If you are interested in this opportunity and think that you may qualify, please contact the scheme manager - YES Energy Solutions on:

Tel: 01422 880100 (office hours, 9am - 5pm, Mon - Fri)

Or visit the Yes Energy Solutions Website.