Am I eligible for an ECO3 Grant?
The ECO3 scheme requires medium to large energy suppliers in the UK to meet an obligation called the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO). According to OFGEM, this obligation requires the suppliers to promote the installation of measures that lead to financial savings on energy bills such as the ones mentioned previously (ie. insulation and heating systems).
Your eligibility for a grant under the Energy Company Obligation or ECO3 scheme is determined by whether you receive one of below-mentioned benefits and that your household meets the income criteria. The list of benefits includes:
• Armed Forces Independence Payment
• Attendance Allowance
• Carer’s Allowance
• Child Benefit*
• Constant Attendance Allowance
• Disability Living Allowance
• Pension Guarantee Credit
• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
• Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
• Income Support
• Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
• Mobility Supplement
• Personal Independence Payment
• Severe Disablement Allowance
• Tax Credits (Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits)
• Universal Credit
You do not need to be the homeowner to benefit from the ECO scheme, however if you are a tenant, you will need permission from your landlord or social housing provider or property management company. You do not need to apply for a grant with any energy company, since they are all obligated to achieve certain reduction targets by the Government.
We as the ECO3 installer will obtain funding for your measures from any of the medium to large energy companies.
In our experience, properties that tend to have old and outdated heating systems and a lack of insulation, especially properties with cavity walls or older properties are the most successful in obtaining fully funded measures.
The more inefficient the heating of the home is, the more likely measures are to be fully funded. This is particularly true if your home using storage heaters or LPG boilers.
You will know if your home is not efficient by your energy bill and heating costs.
The only sure way is to get in touch with us using the contact form above and have a free survey conducted where our professional surveyors can obtain all the relevant details from you and assist you in obtaining the maximum level of funding for the measures your home is eligible for. Remember, the more efficient your home is, the greater reduction in carbon emissions. And we are passionate about achieving carbon emission reductions! We work with CarbonReducers.org who plant trees on our behalf to help save the planet, one tree at a time!!!