Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funding has been earmarked by the UK energy companies to help people make their homes more energy efficient. This is part of the commitment from the UK Government to tackle fuel poverty across the country.
To be eligible for ECO funding you must meet certain requirements and apply for funding from your energy provider. We are here to help you navigate the application process and get as much funding as possible.
The funding focuses on energy efficiency measures in low income and more vulnerable households.
What does that mean for you? Well if you are in receipt of qualifying benefits then you could receive funding (grants paid for by the Energy Companies) to install or improve Energy Efficiency Measures in your home.
To qualify for ECO funding, someone in the household must be in receipt of one of the following benefits:
Applying for grants can seem confusing, that’s where we can help you. We work with a number of the big Energy Companies and understand the eligibility criteria and application process like the back of our hands, so contact us or call us on 01482 298333and we can assess your eligibility and if you qualify look to insulate your home for you.
If you are not in receipt of any of the above benefits but still want to improve your home, we do have access to other funding streams and finance options which you may qualify for. Give us a call on 01482 298333 or contact us and we’ll see what we can do to help you.
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty.
The scheme began in April 2013, and over time it has been amended. The latest changes to the scheme occurred in March 2022 with the launch of “ECO 4”.
ECO energy efficiency measures contribute to the target and commitment agreed by the UK government in line with the International climate change agreements of Kyoto (1997) and Paris (2016).
Regulated by OFGEM (The Office of Gas & Electricity Markets) Energy Suppliers collect funds from consumers on via their energy bill. Energy suppliers are then targeted to use the money collected to meet their obligation based on their percentage of market share.
Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO) Under HHCRO, obligated suppliers must promote measures which improve the ability of low income and vulnerable household to heat their homes. This includes actions that result in heating savings, such as the replacement or repair of a boiler.
HHCRO funding applies if you are either in receipt of particular benefits or credits or you have been accepted via a Local Authority Flexible Eligibility application (where your Local Authority signs off to confirm you meet their own criteria to qualify for HHCRO funding). HHCRO also includes: Loft Insulation, Cavity Wall Insulation, External Wall Insulation, Internal Wall Insulation, Boiler Replacement, Electric Storage Heater replacement
Customers in receipt of: Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Pension Guarantee Credit, Tax credits
Or: Customers who have successfully applied for Local Authority Flexibility.