Free central heating scheme - just 17 places left

Free central heating scheme - just 17 places left

Hambleton residents are being urged not to miss out on a free central heating system – with just 17 places up for grabs.

So far 43 households have signed up to a scheme that provides a fully funded gas connection and A-rated central heating system that will help reduce fuel bills and improve the warmth of homes.

And homeowners and private renting tenants currently using inefficient storage heaters, room heaters or fires could still benefit.  To qualify they must either be in receipt of certain state benefits or have a household income below £21,000 and live in a property that is hard to heat.  Householders with certain health conditions that make them vulnerable to the effects of living in a cold home could also receive support.

Funding for the scheme is coming from the Warm Homes Fund – an innovative funding stream established by National Grid and administered by Affordable Warmth Solutions to help make households in Great Britain warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat.

Hambleton District Council is also providing match funding to support installations in the area, and there are separate grants available to help connect homes to the mains gas network.

Councillor Mark Robson, Leader of Hambleton District Council, added: “I urge residents who think they may be eligible to apply to this scheme.   A-rated central heating is energy efficient helps makes fuel bills more affordable for residents by saving energy and reducing carbon emissions.”

Award winning community interest company YES Energy Solutions is managing the scheme on behalf of the council, and installs are completed by their industry accredited contractors.

Residents who are interested should call YES Energy Solutions on 01422 880100.


Adam Lewis, YES Energy Solutions’ Marketing Administrator on 01422 880120  or
[email protected]

(Peter Benson is pictured - a Thirsk resident who benefitted from the scheme having previously only relied on an open fire in the living room)


  • North Yorkshire Warm Homes Fund Scheme

The North Yorkshire Warm Homes Fund Scheme is a central heating programme delivered by North Yorkshire County Council; Ryedale District Council; Scarborough Borough Council; and Hambleton District Council.

The scheme is managed by YES Energy Solutions who will undertake all installations via its accredited network of installers.

The funding for this scheme has been secured via the Warm Homes Fund – a funding stream established by National Grid and administered by Affordable Warmth Solutions CIC.

The scheme has been granted an extension to fit over 100 first time gas central heating systems in the area. There is also separate funding available to cover the cost of a gas connection where applicable (subject to survey and eligibility).

For more information on the Warm Homes Fund visit: 

Energy Saving Trust
Findings from the Energy Saving Trust about the cost of gas as the cheapest domestic fuel can be found here:


YES Energy Solutions
YES Energy Solutions is the trading name of Yorkshire Energy Services CIC – a national Community Interest Company operating in the energy efficiency sector. With no shareholders to satisfy, the company invests profits into actions that achieve its social mission – to reduce CO2 and alleviate fuel poverty in the UK.

The company was originally established in 2000 by Kirklees Council to manage multiple affordable warmth programmes. YES Energy Solutions is now an independent organisation working nationally with a broad range of Councils, Housing Associations, Energy Companies and Installers to deliver targeted energy saving schemes that cut customer fuel bills, improve health and wellbeing and regenerate whole communities. They have managed some of the largest Council-backed fuel poverty alleviation schemes in the country.

In the last financial year YES Energy Solutions transformed the energy efficiency of over 5,000 homes, cutting carbon emissions by 80,000 tonnes and customer fuel bills by £58,500,000 over the lifetime of the improvements installed.

For more information visit:


Published: 18th March 2021

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