Great news! Thanks to a cool government scheme, you can get energy-efficient upgrades for free. It’s called ECO4 (“Energy Company Obligation”) and is designed to help families save money on energy bills and cut down on carbon emissions all over Great Britain.
Here’s how it works: medium and large energy suppliers have goals to meet, and they’re using their funds to install energy-efficient systems in British households like yours. So, not only will you be saving money, but you’ll also be helping the environment. It’s a win-win situation!
To qualify for the measures offered in the government’s ECO4 scheme you must be living in private accommodation that is for domestic use. This includes home owners and private landlord tenants. Unfortunately, these grants are not available if you live in Council or Housing Association accommodation.
To qualify for funding, someone living in the property needs to be in receipt of at least one of the benefits listed below:
• Income Support (IS)
• Housing Benefit (HB)
• Universal Credit (UC)
• Working Tax Credit (WTC)
• Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
• Child Benefit (subject to income)
• Pension Credit Savings Credit (PCSC)
• Pension Credit Guarantee Credit (PCGC)
• Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
If Child Benefit is the only benefit you receive, your household will need to have earned less than the amounts below.
1 Child – £19,900
2 Children – £24,800
3 Children – £29,600
4+ Children – £34,500
Parents in a couple
1 Child – £27,500
2 Children – £32,300
3 Children – £37,200
4+ Children – £42,000
(figures updated to Ofgem’s Administration Consultation released on 13 June 2022)
You’ll need to provide evidence such as payslips and bank account records to support your application.
We need to validate your eligibility to the scheme by contacting the DWP (Department for Work & Pensions) or speak to your local council in the event you don’t automatically qualify
Yes. All of the work we carry out comes with either a warranty or guarantee.
We have a national installation team, multiple branches and cover the whole of Great Britain.
Even if you do not qualify we may be able to contact your local authority to see if an exception can be made by means of what is known as “LA Flex” (Local Authority Flexible Eligibility).
From simple measures like turning down your thermostat, to applying for heating funding, we look at four ways to save money on your heating bills.
At ECP4 Home Grant we offer insulation for
•Flat roof Insulation
•Cavity wall Insulation
•Internal Wall Insulation
•Room in Roof Insulation
•External Wall Insulation
Unfortunately the Green Homes Grant is no longer available as it finished in March 2021 for new applications. The main alternative to the Green Homes Grant is the new Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS). This started in April 2022 and provides £5,000 for Air Source Heat Pumps and £6,000 for Ground Source heat Pumps. The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is available to anyone regardless of whether you claim benefits.
Yes! ECO4 grants are available in England, Scotland and Wales
The ECO scheme has been designed by the government to improve the most energy-inefficient properties. The scheme requires that the fabric of a property (walls, floors and roofs) are considered before replacing a heating system.
Please visit https://www.gov.uk/find-energy-certificate