The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) is a government scheme to help reduce carbon emissions. It's available to homes and businesses in England and Wales upgrading from fossil fuel or electric heating systems to a renewable system, such as heat or ground source pumps, or even bio mass boilers - if they are off the gas grid. If you are a landlord or have a holiday-let you may also apply for the grant to upgrade these properties to a more environmentally friendly heating system and it will help you achieve a better EPC rating.
Your renewable heating system will need to be installed by an MCS and registered installer. EDF only work with endorsed installers who are already registered for the BUS scheme. Once you have agreed to go ahead with the installer, they will apply for the funding on your behalf.
If you've already received assistance through previous government grants, you may not be able to apply for that property. You will also need to have a current EPC, with no recommendations for loft and cavity wall insulation upgrades. There are some limited circumstances where this requirement doesn't apply. Your approved installer will be able to give you more information.
Grants are offered at a flat rate of £5,000 for air source heat pumps and £6,000 for ground source heat pumps. Where the grant doesn't cover the full installation cost, you'll need to pay the balance. Finance may also be available to help spread the costs.