What is ECO funding?

ECO-LogoECO stands for Energy Company Obligation. It is a piece of government legislation that runs alongside the Green Deal scheme and is designed to help low-income and vulnerable households install energy saving improvements to their homes. ECO Funding can cover costly improvements that would not otherwise come under the Green Deal golden rule, which states that the amount being saved must outweigh the cost of the works. There are four main improvements that ECO Funding is intended for:

  • Boiler Grants
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Solid wall insulation (internal or external)
  • Loft insulation
  • Heating improvement

Who pays for it?

Improvements made through the ECO Funding scheme are paid for directly by the big energy suppliers. The government has told them that they must help improve the energy efficiency of disadvantaged households and hard-to-treat homes.

Can I get ECO Funding?

The ECO scheme will run through three different categories:

CERO: Carbon Emission Reduction Obligation

Primarily for hard-to-treat homes such as period properties, either public or private, that cannot use the standard methods of insulation. The most likely improvements will be solid wall insulation or cavity wall insulation designed specifically for older structures. Unsure whether you qualify? Click here.

CSCO: Carbon Saving Community Obligation

This part of the scheme is for those living in specific areas, offering insulation and heating improvements. Your personal circumstances are not taken into account, just where you live.

Check if your postcode qualifies here

HHCRO: Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation

Specifically for those on low-incomes or who already receive certain qualifying benefits, HHCRO will offer any measures that help reduce the household’s heating costs. To find out if you qualify for free ECO funding –

Use our benefits checker here!

One comment

  1. i am interested in installing cavity wall insulation and loft and solid wall insulation. I have a home build in 1905.

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