Get help to service your gas appliances

Older and vulnerable residents living in Chesterfield could benefit from funding to help service their gas appliances – helping to keep their homes warm and safe.

Chesterfield Borough Council has been awarded £7,000 from Foundations Independent Living Trust, which works in partnership with the Gas Safe Charity, to provide small grants for servicing and repairs of gas appliances within your property.

The funding is available to homeowners on low income, who may not otherwise be able to afford to have their gas appliances serviced. Those eligible must live in privately-owned accommodation and be:

  • 60 years old or over and have low household income and/or a disability
  • Under 60 and have a low household income and/or a disability or 
  • Considered exceptionally vulnerable by the council (you will need to provide a brief explanation)

Eligible residents can get financial help towards the cost of servicing gas appliances, like fires, cookers and heating systems in their homes. Funding can also pay for minor repair work which is needed to enable them to continue using gas appliances in their home safely.

Councillor Chris Ludlow, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for housing, said: “Gas appliances should be safety checked every year and serviced according to manufacturer’s instructions. However, we appreciate this may not be simple for some residents. That’s why we are really pleased to have been awarded this additional funding, which will help more households ensure they can get their appliances serviced.”

Eligible residents can apply for funding by contacting the council’s private housing team on 01246 345748 or

More information on the Gas Safe Charity funding scheme.

First published on 02 December 2021 Last updated on 30 December 2021