Find out if you qualify for ECO funding to cover the cost of a new gas or heat pump central heating system along with insulation upgrades and solar panels.
Get FREE Heating, Renewable Energy and Insulation Energy Efficiency Upgrades Through The Energy Company Obligation Scheme (ECO4)
Want to have your old inefficient boiler replaced for free or insulation to make your home more energy efficient? The Energy Company Obligation Scheme (ECO) was introduced to help vulnerable homeowners across England, Scotland and Wales with the reduction of their energy bills.
ECO4 is a government energy efficiency scheme, where qualifying homeowners could get financial support for home improvements and have their inefficient boilers or electric storage heaters replaced free of charge or heavily subsidised. The scheme includes new Air Source Heat Pumps, Solar PV panels and replacemnet gas boiler in addition to insulation upgrades for homes throughout the UK.
Funding is aimed for properties with an existing EPC rating of E, F or G to upgrade these inefficient homes to a C rating. Limited funding is available for D rated properties so is subject to availability. Private Rented dwellings must first meet the minimum energy efficiency standard (MEES) and there are some restrictions on what improvements qualify. Contact us to find out more information.
The aim of this initiative is to lower the cost of heating homes and reduce the carbon footprint of low-income households. This is a non-repayable grant and there are no complicated terms and conditions.
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Who Qualifies For ECO4 Funding?
In order to be eligible for ECO funding, you either need to be a member of the help to heat group (HTTG) on one of the below qualifying benefits, or qualify through your Local Authority Flexibility (LA Flex) route where the qualifying criteria should be detailed in a statement of intent (SOI) and published on the authorities website.
Help To Heat Group (HTHG) qualifying benefits
1) Income based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
2) Income related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
3) Income Support (IS)
4) Pension Credit Guarantee Credit (PCGC)
) Working Tax Credit (WTC)
6) Child Tax Credit (CTC)
7) Universal Credit (UC)
8) Housing Benefit
9) Pension Credit Savings Credit (PCSC)
10) Child Benefit (subject to income caps and composition)
Households with disabilities would be eligible only where they are in receipt of a means tested benefit or found eligible under one of the four routes outlined in ECO4 Flex.
In order to be eligible to apply for the ECO funding, you must own your own home or have the permission of your landlord, including if your property is owned by a social housing provider or management company.
ECO Flex Eligibility Routes
Route 1 – Household combined income: Pre-project SAP bands D-G owner occupied households and private rented sector E-G households, with a combined gross income from all sources under £31,000.
Route 2 – Proxy Targeting: Pre-project SAP bands E-G for owner occupied households and private rented sector households and meeting a combination of two proxies outlined in Table 5.
1. Homes in England in Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) 1-3 areas
2. Householders receiving a Council Tax reduction (reductions based on low income only)
3. Householders vulnerable to living in a cold home as identified in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance
4. A householder receiving free school meals due to low-income
5. A householder referred under a LA run scheme which aims to support low income and vulnerable households
6. A household referred to the LA for support by their energy supplier or Citizens Advice because they have been identified as struggling to pay their gas and electricity bills.
Route 3: NHS referrals: Pre-project SAP bands D-G owner-occupied households and private rented sector E-G households and identified by either a General Practitioner, a Health Board in Scotland, a Health Board in Wales, an NHS Foundation Trust, or by an NHS Trust as suffering from a severe and /or long-term health condition that could be severely impacted by living in a cold home.
Route 4: Bespoke targeting: Suppliers and LAs can submit a proposal via an application form to the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) where they have identified new methods 58 Guidance – Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) Guidance: Delivery to identify low income and vulnerable households. The application must be approved by or on behalf of the Secretary of State for DESNZ.
Please submit your details and a member of the team will be in touch to arrange a free consultation.
ECO Funding Frequently Asked Questions
Why get a grant?
You can receive government funding to receive a free or heavily subsidised replacement boiler or full central heating system. This will help reduce your fuel bills and CO2 emissions.
Will I be eligible for ECO funding?
You could be eligible simply from the area you live in through LA flex. If you do not live in an LA flex eligible area then you could qualify if you are receiving certain benefits. Apply now and we can check if you qualify for funding
You will require cavity and loft insulation to qualify but we can help you have this installed for free if you don’t already have it.
To qualify for first time central heating, you must have never had a previous wet central heating system and radiators installed previously.
I have no gas at my property, can I still have a boiler installed?
We also have funding to cover the cost of a new gas connection and gas meter if there is a gas mains nearby. If not, then you could be eligible for a fully-funded air source heat pump system.
Do you need to visit my property?
Yes, after we have verified your eligibility over the phone, we will arrange for one of our surveyors to complete a full survey of your property.
I have an existing Combi boiler, can this be replaced?
Currently, funding is available for all first-time central heating systems. Limited funding is available for boiler replacements but this is subject to availability. We will advise whether funding is available upon application.
What boilers do you fit?
Currently, we are fitting Worcester Bosch Combi boilers, complete with a 5-year guarantee.
What is the best way to access my funding?
Click apply now and we will contact you to check your eligibility or call us now on 01642 913200.
How long does the process take?
The process can take anywhere from 2-8 weeks depending on whether you have an existing gas connection. We will advise accordingly once a site survey has been completed.
Will I have to contribute or will my boiler be fully funded?
Whilst all properties qualify, funding levels vary depending on your property type. However, most first-time central heating systems are fully funded.
Free Boiler ECO Funding
Complete a short form to find out if you are eligible for a free boiler replacement.