All you need to know about the ECO Scheme

Transitioning from the ECO3 to ECO4 Scheme

The government's new ECO scheme (ECO4) is due to launch in July 2022 and more information of the scheme rules will be updated here once we have received them. You might benefit by waiting until then to get in touch with us so we have all the information we need on eligibility criteria to support you with your application.

What is the ECO Scheme?

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme is a government energy efficiency programme to reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. Energy suppliers take part in the scheme to improve the ability of low income, fuel poor and vulnerable households to heat their homes.

You need to fulfil certain criteria to be eligible for the scheme (for example being in receipt of income support) - there’s more information here: Ofgem Eco Scheme

Am I eligible for the ECO3 scheme?

If you decide to get in touch before ECO4 launches in July we will need to ask you for some information to check that you are eligible for the ECO3 Scheme. This will include the following information so we can carry out an initial assessment.  If you are deemed to be eligible, we will send you an application form to complete.

What benefits are you claiming?

Which energy improvements are you interested in out of the following:
- Loft Insulation
- Cavity Wall Insulation
- Underfloor Insulation
- Solid Wall Insulation

Please be aware that the ECO scheme funding may not cover the full cost of any improvements. Quotes can vary depending on property type, size, efficiency and any additional work required. Costs will not be known until the property has been fully assessed and any additional costs (if applicable) above the ECO funding costs will be included in the installers quote.

If you’d like to learn more, please email and our team will get in touch with an application form.

Published on 9th June 2022 by:

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Tara Mullen

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