We’re on a mission to help you use less, lose less and pay less for your energy while reducing carbon emissions. An ECO grant could help you do this for free.
Effective Home could help you access ECO funding for:
Depending on your situation and property, you could get a modern energy efficient boiler, first time central heating system, or home insulation installed for little or no cost (subject to a free home survey).
If you are on certain benefits or a low income, you could qualify for
free heating and insulation improvements through ECO funding.
This way to our simple check – 2 minutes well spent
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 provides funding to help homeowners and landlords
improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
The money comes from our major energy companies, who were required
to provide grant aid and support for a range of domestic energy
saving measures covering heating and insulation.
In a nutshell, it opens up a broad range of home efficiency
improvements to help people keep warm, slash energy bills and
reduce their carbon footprint. So it’s good for everyone.
The ECO Scheme is a Government initiative – often called the ‘replacement boiler scheme’ or ‘ECO boiler scheme’ – designed to help low income households save money on their heating bills. One way it does this is by providing gas boiler grants to replace faulty and inefficient boilers with more energy efficient ones.
They vary by your situation, property type and what the grant is for. For example, an ECO boiler grant could entitle you to a free A-rated gas boiler or you may be asked to pay a contribution. First time central heating grants that are 100% funded could save up to £4,500 on a new, efficient central heating system if you’ve never had one in your home.
Loft insulation, cavity wall and underfloor insulation grants also vary house by house. Firstly, check if you qualify – it only takes 2 minutes – and if you’re not sure, get in touch. We know ECO funding inside out and will do our best to help you get the money you need.
If you receive one of these qualifying benefits (excluding Child Benefit) you will be eligible regardless of household income, so no means-testing is required for applications.
If Child Benefit is the only qualifying benefit you receive, you will also need to ensure your annual household income does not exceed the amount set out in the table below, corresponding to the type of claim and the number of qualifying children.
|Number of children or qualifying young persons for which the person is responsible|
|Type of claim||1||2||3||4 or more|
|Single claim||< £18,500||< £23,000||< £27,500||< £32,000|
|Member of a couple||< £25,500||< £30,000||< £34,500||< £39,000|