Applying for ECO Funding is easy!
At The Green Deal Hub, we have access to qualified ECO advisers and installers throughout England, Wales and Scotland. If you are a homeowner or tenant and you are living in a hard to treat property, in a low income home or receive benefits such as income support or pension credit, simply choose the relevant type of funding below and complete our short form. We will then process your application and you could soon be benefiting from a free boiler replacement and insulation.
Alternatively call us on 0800 080 7997 and we will be more than happy to help.
Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government funding stream that offers free grants towards a broad range of energy saving measures. Up until March 2015, the six large energy companies are obligated to invest around £1.3 billion a year to support the most vulnerable homes and communities.
Primarily the ECO scheme combats fuel poverty and upgrading hard to treat properties in both the public and private sector. The installation costs of critical home improvements such as insulation and heating are reduced for eligible householders who qualify due to living conditions and personal circumstances (benefits, age and place of residence). ECO Funding is divided into 3 strands and customers will be categorised accordingly.
If the central heating boiler in a property faulty, you may be able to have it replaced free of charge as part of the Affordable Warmth strand of the scheme. To be eligible for the ECO Affordable Warmth you or your tenant must receive certain state benefits such as income support or pension credit, as well as having an inefficient and faulty central heating boiler. Your property may also qualify through the Carbon Savings Community Obligation (CSCO), where homes situated in locations that the government describe as areas of fuel poverty can qualify via their postcode. The third qualifying strand of the ECO Fund is the Carbon Reduction Obligation (CERO) which is particularly relevant to older properties that may be classed as ‘hard to treat’ by the government. CERO aims to provide insulation measures for solid-walled properties (internal and external wall insulation) and previously filled cavity walls.
Because the initiative offers free funding for each of the energy saving measures available, opposed to a personal loan, no credit checks or investigations into the applicant’s personal finance history will be required. Those administering the scheme hope that this will lead to a wider take-up of the deal.