ECO Heating Funding & Grants - Green Homes | Effective Home

A warm welcome
for ECO funding

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.

Do I qualify?

Free heating, boiler and insulation upgrades

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.

Do I qualify?

This way to our simple check – 2 minutes well spent

If you don’t qualify for
ECO funding, see if you can
get a Green Homes Grant

Not sure? Get in touch – we can help

What is ECO funding?

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.

Why apply through Effective Home?

We know that upgrading your home to save energy and lower your carbon footprint
is a big investment. Depending on your circumstances and home, we may be able
to help get a new boiler, central heating or home insulation installed
for free or part-funded through the ECO Scheme.

If you qualify for ECO funding because you are on a low income or benefits, we
can help make the whole process easier. We’ve been helping homeowners and
landlords for over 10 years through:

Money towards a new energy efficient ‘A’ rated boiler

Lower everyday energy usage
and bills

Cosier and
more comfortable homes

Work carried out by
qualified, professional installers

Expertise in
ECO Scheme funding

FAQs

Can I get a free boiler through ECO?

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.

How much are the ECO grants worth?

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.

What benefits would qualify me for ECO funding?

  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Child Benefit*
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Pension Credit (Guarantee)
  • Employment and support allowance (income-related)
  • Jobseeker’s allowance (Income-based)
  • Income Support
  • Industrial injuries disablement benefit
  • Mobility supplement
  • Personal independence payment
  • Severe disablement allowance
  • Universal credit
  • War Pension Mobility Supplement
  • Working tax credit

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 claim1234 or more
Single claim< £18,500< £23,000< £27,500< £32,000
Member of a couple< £25,500< £30,000< £34,500< £39,000

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