APPLY FOR A GRANT
Boiler Grants are currently available as part of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Scheme. This grant scheme provides grants to people on a low-income or who have high fuel costs or who are vulnerable or in receipt of benefits. Boiler, heating and insulation grants available now.
EFFICIENCY MEASURES INSTALLED
The total number of measures installed under the Energy Company Obligation as quoted by Ofgem in their Promoting a sustainable energy future statistics published on 27 August 2020.
What grants could you get?
There are a range of grants being offered under this Government scheme. The grants could fund some or all of the improvements that will make your home more energy-efficient.
Registrations & Warranties
The very highest standards come as standard with any work carried out under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme. All Installers must be Registered with TrustMark before carrying out work under the scheme. Additionally many will be Registered with multiple other bodies (dependant on the measures being installed).
Some of the reviews of our trusted Registered Installer partners.
Funded by Energy Companies
Energy companies are obligated to provide funding for the Energy Company Obligation Scheme.
Who is eligible?
The scheme is targeting people that have high fuels and a low income so 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, you might be eligible through local authority funding rules.
According to Ofgem (they administer the Energy Company Obligation scheme) claimants will still be eligible for a period of 18 months following the date of the award letter. Page 44 of the Ofgem Energy Company Obligation guidance has full details.
So if you were awarded Universal Credit in April but you got a job last week and come off Universal Credit today (for example) you still have a significant period of time (a year and a half) to apply for and install the measure, as you would still be classed as eligible even when you return to work.
While you can wait to apply we’d recommend applying sooner rather than later as funding rules can change at any time.
Covid-19 and eligibility
You will still be eligible if you return to work as you can claim for a period of 18 months after claiming benefits.