Find out if you qualify for ECO funding to cover the cost of a new gas central heating system or insulation upgrades.
Get a Free Boiler Through The Energy Company Obligation Scheme
Want to have your old inefficient boiler replaced for free and 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.
ECO 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 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.
Need more details about the Energy Company Obligation Scheme? Click here to find out more.
Who Qualifies For ECO Funding?
In order to be eligible for ECO funding, you either need to be a core group customer from scheme year 9 onwards under the Warm Home Discount Scheme, or you receive at least one of the following benefits and satisfy the relevant income requirements, where applicable:
- Armed Forces Independence Payment
- Attendance Allowance
- Carer’s Allowance
- Child Benefit (on the condition that the household’s relevant income does not exceed the amount set out in Chapter 3 of our scheme guidance)
- Constant Attendance Allowance
- Disability Living Allowance
- Pension Guarantee Credit
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- Income Support
- Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
- Mobility Supplement
- Personal Independence Payment
- Severe Disablement Allowance
- Tax Credits (Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits)
- Universal Credit
Alternatively, if you are living in social housing which has an EPC rating of E, F, or G you might also be able to benefit from the scheme. Social housing with an EPC rating of D can also qualify for an innovation measure.
If you do not meet any of the criteria above, you could qualify through LA flex as local authorities have the power to widen the eligibility criteria for ECO. Contact us now and we can check if you qualify through this eligibility route.
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 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.