ENERGY COMPANY OBLIGATION GRANTS
Heating upgrades and insulation grants for Citizens Advice clients
The Energy Company Obligation Scheme offers grants to people on a low-income or who have high fuel costs comparative to household income. The scheme is accepting applications and if eligible the grants can help you to reduce your energy bills and make your home an energy-saving machine. 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.
Claim what you are entitled to
Don't miss out on claiming these free grants for heating and insulation.
A range of insulation options are included in the scheme including cavity wall insulation, underfloor insulation, loft insulation, room in roof insulation and solid wall insulation
Yes! The UK Government has carbon reduction targets to meet. All major Energy Companies are obliged by the UK Government to fund these measures. If successful with an application you will get a grant towards energy-saving measures (in some cases the whole installation might be free).
The scheme is available to homeowners, private renters and housing association tenants that receive at least one or more of the qualifying benefits above and also to households that have high fuel costs in relation to income.
It’s difficult to tell until a free survey takes place. The grant is paid directly to the installer rather than do you directly.
Usually from the point at which you apply to the installation should take no longer than 4 weeks but sometimes you can have your new heating or insulation installed within a week or less.
Some of the reviews of our trusted Registered Installer partners.
Lesley EFeedback provided on 27 July 2021
The installation of my new boiler was a first-rate job from start to finish. The staff of Advanced Eco Ltd were very professional, highly efficient and extremely knowledgeable. They practiced all safety as the installation was during Covid. Nothing was too much trouble for them.
Rod AFeedback provided April 2021
All Seasons Interiors have been and completed my insulation work. I could not be more delighted with what they have done. Aiden and Ryan were superb.
Betty RFeedback provided on 29 April 2021
The engineers were great and did a great job. I will highly recommend them again and again.
Rachel EFeedback provided on 29 March 2021
Polite excellent service from beginning to finish,couldn't of wished for a better service so happy.
Linda WFeedback provided on 20 February 2021
Excellent company arranged installation realy quick, Chris and Andy explained everything in detail then the guys came out fitted the boiler cleaned up after themselves, job done in one day, would definitely recommend this company.
Claire NFeedback provided on 23 November 2020
Super fast installation, all done in 2 days ! Friendly guys who worked really hard, considerate and polite Very grateful it’s all done finally!
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 fuel costs and a low income. If a member of your household receives any. Government benefits 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.
If you or a member of your household is in receipt of Child Benefit and if it is the only qualifying benefit received, you will also need to meet an income rules detailed here.
If you or a member of your household is in receipt of Child Tax Credit there is no income test for the Energy Company Obligation Scheme.
If you or a member of your household is in receipt of Income Support there is no income test for the Energy Company Obligation Scheme.
If you or a member of your household is in receipt of Pension Credit (Guarantee) there is no income test for the Energy Company Obligation Scheme.
If you or a member of your household is in receipt of Employment and support allowance (income-related) there is no income test for the Energy Company Obligation Scheme.
If you or a member of your household is in receipt of Jobseeker’s allowance (Income-based) there is no income test for the Energy Company Obligation Scheme.
If you or a member of your household is in receipt of Universal Credit there is no income test for the Energy Company Obligation Scheme.
If you or a member of your household is in receipt of Working Tax Credit there is no income test for the Energy Company Obligation Scheme.
If you don't claim benefits you might still qualify for a grant through your local authority flexible energy scheme. Use the free eligibility checker to see if your household will qualify for a grant.
The current phase of the Energy Company Obligation called ECO4 is expected to run until March 2026
Apply sooner rather than later in case the rules change.
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 233 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.