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Do I qualify and how do I apply for for Warm Homes Fund?

Please note if you have a gas central heating system in your property you will not qualify for Warm Homes Fund.

To find out if you do qualify for Warm Homes Fund answer the questions below:

Your property




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Are you a homeowner or a tenant of a private landlord?





Do you own or rent a property that has electric storage heaters and an immersion hot water tank? 






Do your own or rent a property that is without a central heating system? For example, the property still has solid fuel, gas or electric fires but is without any radiators.




EPC House


Does the property have an EPC rating of E, F or G?

(Please note a limited number of D-rated properties may qualify.)

To check your EPC see Find an energy certificate - GOV.UK (

If you do not have an EPC but otherwise qualify for Warm Homes Fund, please let us know when making your enquiry.

Your household income






Is the total gross income of the household living in the property £31,000 per year or less?  

You could qualify if you are employed, self-employed or in receipt of any state benefits or full state pension and/or an occupational pension.

For full Warm Homes Fund eligibility details including health conditions please see SCC-StatementOfIntent-EcoFlex4-V1.2-FlexibleEligibility.pdf (


If both your property AND your gross household income match the criteria above, Sunderland City Council's Warm Homes Fund programme may be able to offer an air source heat pump. Under certain circumstances a limited number of households may be able to choose gas central heating instead of a heat pump.

If you are unsure if you qualify but want to find out, you can contact any of the following:

  • Green Doctors - 0191 567 2550
  • Citizens Advice Sunderland -0191 731 6490
  • 0800 Repair  - 0800 321 3015

If you are unsure about heat pumps and would like to discuss in more detail, please contact Green Doctors on 0191 567 2550 or email the council at

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