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Find out more about the Energy Company Obligation Scheme on the following websites.

Who is eligible?

If a member of your household receives a qualifying benefit you might qualify for a grant. Grants are also available if you are certified as ‘fuel poor’ or ‘low income and vulnerable’ by your local council. So if you don't claim benefits but you have high fuel costs, if you are older than 65, pregnant, have young children or if you have a health condition it is worth applying as you might be eligible through local authority funding rules.

Qualifying benefits

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.

  • 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

* Note if Child Benefit is the only qualifying benefit you receive, you will also need to meet an income rules.

Grant types

There are a range of grants being offered under the Government's ECO scheme. The grants could fund some or all of the improvements that will make your home more energy-efficient.

Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) installation

Boiler upgrade or replacement

Electric heating upgrade or replacement

First Time Central Heating (FTCH) installation

Insulation installation
(a range of measures)

Solar PV installation
(for electric properties)

Registration & Warranty

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.

TrustMark Registered Installers

You’ll have the peace of mind that measures are professionally and safely installed. All installers are Registered with TrustMark and other bodies so you know that you are in safe hands.

Waranty Included

Work undertaken under the ECO scheme has a minimum of a two-year guarantee.  This includes, but is not limited to product warranties and workmanship.

Reduce your energy bills with a free grant

How long will the grant application take?

Usually from the point at which you apply to the installation should take no longer than 4 weeks but sometimes you can have your new heating or insulation installed within a week or less. 

Am I eligible for the ECO scheme?

The scheme is available to households that receive at least one or more of the qualifying benefits above and also to households that have high fuel costs in relation to income.

How much will I get?

It’s difficult to tell until a free survey takes place. The grant is paid directly to the installer rather than do you directly.

Are these grants really free?

Yes! The UK Government has carbon reduction targets to meet. All major Energy Companies are obliged by the UK Government to fund these measures. If successful with an application you will get a free grant towards energy-saving measures (in some cases the whole installation might be free)

Funded by energy suppliers

There are a range of grants being offered under the Government's ECO scheme. The grants could fund some or all of the improvements that will make your home more energy-efficient.