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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.

100% Free Service
UK Government Scheme
No Obligation
2 Minute Application

EFFICIENCY MEASURES INSTALLED

2,791,372

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.

GRANTS

Claim what you are entitled to

Don't miss out on claiming these free grants for heating and insulation.

Boiler Upgrade or Replacement

Included as a measure in the scheme for homeowners where the existing boiler is inefficient or broken.

Electric Heating Upgrade

Included as a measure where existing heating is electric.

First Time Central Heating (FTCH)

Included in the scheme for properties that have never had central heating.

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

Stage 1

Check eligibility and apply for a grant.

Stage 2

If eligible a free survey will be booked.

Stage 3

Installation will take place at a time that suits you.

01

Apply

The application process is easy and will take 2 mins.

02

Free survey

If you are eligible, a free survey will be booked.

03

Installation

Installation at a time that suits by a Registered Installer.

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If you have a question that isn't answered here please contact us as we'd be more than happy to help.

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. 

100% GUARANTEE

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).

FEEDBACK

Testimonials

Some of the reviews of our trusted Registered Installer partners.

Lesley E
Feedback 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.

Advanced Eco
Rod A
Feedback 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.

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Betty R
Feedback provided on 29 April 2021

The engineers were great and did a great job. I will highly recommend them again and again.

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Rachel E
Feedback provided on 29 March 2021

Polite excellent service from beginning to finish,couldn't of wished for a better service so happy.

Advanced Eco
Linda W
Feedback 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 N
Feedback 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!

FUNDING

Funded by Energy Companies

Energy companies are obligated to provide funding for the Energy Company Obligation Scheme.

Do you qualify?

ELIGIBILITY

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 receive one of these qualifying benefits (excluding Child Benefit) you will be eligible regardless of household income, so no means-testing is required for applications.

If you or a member of your household is in receipt of Armed Forces Independence Payment(s) there is no income test for the Energy Company Obligation Scheme.

If you or a member of your household is in receipt of Attendance Allowance there is no income test for the Energy Company Obligation Scheme.

If you or a member of your household is in receipt of Carer's Allowance there is no income test for the Energy Company Obligation Scheme.

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 Constant Attendance Allowance there is no income test for the Energy Company Obligation Scheme.

If you or a member of your household is in receipt of Disability Living Allowance 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 Industrial injuries disablement benefit there is no income test for the Energy Company Obligation Scheme.

If you or a member of your household is in receipt of Mobility supplement there is no income test for the Energy Company Obligation Scheme.

If you or a member of your household is in receipt of Personal independence payment there is no income test for the Energy Company Obligation Scheme.

If you or a member of your household is in receipt of Severe disablement allowance 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 War Pension Mobility Supplement 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.

DATES

The scheme will run until 31 March 2022

The Energy Company Obligation Order scheme is due to run until 31 March 2022. 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.

ELIGIBILITY

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.