Call Us: 0161 280 2588


Bury residents who don’t have a central heating system in their home are being offered an opportunity to get one for free in good time for winter. The limited offer is part of Greater Manchester Warm Homes Fund which will install fully funded ‘first-time’ central heating systems to 500 homes across Greater Manchester on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. It aims to provide a helping hand to vulnerable households that do not currently have a central heating system and who, during the colder months, are struggling to stay warm. It is open to owner occupiers and to private tenants (with their landlord’s permission) who meet certain eligibility criteria based on income, health or other personal circumstances. The scheme is set to run throughout 2018-19 but will close to new applications once all the funds have been allocated, so qualifying households are encouraged to apply without delay. The £1.8 million funding for the scheme has been secured by GMCA and the local authorities from the nationwide Warm Homes Fund established by National Grid and administered by Affordable Warmth Solutions. The first step in the process for Bury households is to get in touch with LEAP on 0800 060 7567 to check their eligibility. For more information see  Councillor Eamonn O’Brien, cabinet member for finance and housing, said: “It is estimated that 11.6% of households in Bury are classed as in fuel poverty and are unable to adequately heat their homes, and it is appalling that this figure has been steadily rising year on year. It is also estimated that more than 6,000 homes in Bury do not have central heating. Therefore I would urge these residents who may be relying on expensive storage and room heaters to check your eligibility and apply.”



Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Your Local BURY,
5-7 New Road,
M26 1LS

T: 0161 280 2588


Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that the data on the website is accurate, neither the publisher nor its editorial contributors can accept, and herby disclaim, any liability to any party to loss or damage caused by errors or omissions resulting from negligence, accident or any other cause. The contents of the website - in part or as a whole - may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form without the express written permission of the publishers – Your Local Bury