How to apply

Get prepared

For the application process to be as smooth as possible, it’s essential to prepare in advance. If you’ve seen the application form questions, got your answers ready and gathered all of the supporting evidence needed beforehand it will help to ease the application process.

Take a look at our Guide to the RHI Application Form and Easy Guide to Applying, which show you the questions one by one. They include tips and pointers to where to find the information required, and links to the documents and templates that you will need.

Evidence and documents needed

Your application needs to include a number of documents and evidence which can be found in the Easy Guide to Applying.

A few things to note

The application form will work on all devices but we recommend you use your computer (rather than a smartphone or tablet) where possible.

We ask that the authorised signatory completes the form personally as bank and personal details are required.

Make sure that the name and personal details you use for your application are the same as the bank account you’re using. If you’re unsure what information your bank holds on you, you can check the Equifax Website.

Avoid the main pitfalls

To make sure your application gets processed quickly, avoid these common pitfalls:

  • Incomplete applications – particularly missing/incomplete documents or insufficient detail in text boxes.
  • Poor quality schematic diagram.
  • Poor quality Independent Report on Metering Arrangements (IRMA) (see Guidance Volume 1, Chapter 13).
  • Not checking the application form before submitting to pick up small errors (such as entering the installation capacity as MW instead of kW / meter readings slightly out of date, etc).

Publications and updates

  • Published: 1st Oct 2018
  • Guidance
  • 12 Associated documents
This guidance covers the amendments to the Non-Domestic RHI scheme and includes eligibility/ongoing requirements, Fuel and Measurement Sampling (FMS) and more.

  • Published: 20th Sep 2018
  • Other
  • 1 Associated documents
Applicants with biomass boilers must submit an emissions certificate or environmental permit for their boiler with their application.

  • Published: 23rd May 2018
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This guide is for people interested in finding out more about heat pumps. It focuses on efficiency and metering requirements.

  • Published: 23rd May 2018
  • Factsheets
  • 1 Associated documents
This document provides answers to some frequently asked questions for applicants who intend to apply for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.

  • Published: 22nd May 2018
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This is the most recent version of the easy guide to metering and includes latest amendments to the Non-Domestic RHI

  • Published: 22nd May 2018
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This is the most recent version of the easy guide to eligibility and includes latest amendments to the scheme.

  • Published: 22nd May 2018
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This is the most recent version of the easy guide to applying and includes latest amendments to the scheme.

  • Published: 22nd May 2018
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This is the most recent version of the easy guide to Non-Domestic RHI and includes latest amendments to the scheme.

  • Published: 22nd May 2018
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
The Heat Pump Installer Declaration is one of the mandatory documents that must be uploaded if you are submitting a heat pump application.

  • Published: 22nd May 2018
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
Easy Guide about share ground loops, the eligibility requirements, and how payments are calculated. 

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