What is ECO?

Funding available

Grants for Insulation and Heating

Through the Government’s Energy Company Obligations (ECO) scheme, you could get a grant to cover or contribute towards the cost of your home efficiency improvements.

ECO was launched in 2013 to help make energy saving measures, such as heating and insulation, affordable for householders. Every major Energy Company in the UK has been obligated to provide funding for installations that cut carbon emissions and consumer fuel bills.

YES Energy Solutions works in partnership with Energy Companies and has access to ECO funding.

Find out if we can improve the energy efficiency of your home today.

T: 01422 880100 (Office Hours: 9am - 5pm, Mon - Fri)


ECO Eligibility Criteria

You may qualify for funding through the ECO scheme if you meet the following criteria:

Homeowners & Private Renting Tenants*
Eligibility criteria
HHCRO (Benefits 1) Must receive one or more of the following benefits administered by DWP:

Pension Guarantee Credit
Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
Income Support
Income Related Employment & Support Allowance
Working Tax Credit
Child Tax Credit
Universal Credit
Disability Living Allowance
Personal Independence Payment
Attendance Allowance
Carer's Allowance
Severe Disablement Allowance
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
Or
HHCRO (Benefits 2) Must receive one or more of the following benefits administered by the Ministry of Defence (Veterans UK):

War Pensions Mobility Supplement
Constant Attendance Allowance
Armed Forces Independence Payment
Or
HHCRO (Benefits 3) Must receive Child Benefit with a household income below the relevant threshold:



Number of children Single claimant Member of a couple
1 £18,500 £25,500
2 £23,000 £30,000
3 £27,500 £34,500
4 £32,000 £39,000

Must have signed self-declaration form to prove the resident has the correct household income.
Or
HHCRO (LA Flexible Eligibility) Must meet the eligibility criteria specified in a ‘Statement of Intent’ (SoI) published by the relevant Local Authority.

Please note that not all Local Authorities have published a SoI. Find out if your Council has here.

*Private renters must live in a property with an EPC in band E or above for heating or insulation measures or G or above for EWI and renewable heating measures. There is no funding for replacing broken heating systems in private rented accommodation.

Social Housing Tenants**
Eligibility criteria
EPC Restriction Must have an EPC in band E, F or G

To get funding for First Time Central Heating, there must be no evidence of central heating in the property and any electric storage heaters must all be broken down or deemed inefficient with a responsiveness rating of
0.2 or less.

Measures that meet the Government’s ‘Innovation’ rules can be funded in Social Housing with an EPC of D, E, F or G.

**Only insulation measures, district heating connections and first time central heating will receive ECO funding in Social Housing.

ECO Measures

The following measures can be funded through the ECO scheme for householders that meet eligibility criteria detailed above.

Measure Homeowner Private Renting Tenant Social Housing Tenant
Loft Insulation Yes Yes

Property must have an EPC in band E or above.
Yes

Property must have and EPC in band E, F or G.
Room in roof insulation Yes Yes

Property must have an EPC in band E or above.
Yes

Property must have an EPC in band E, F or G.
Cavity wall insulation Yes Yes

Property must have an EPC in band E or above.
Yes

Property must have an EPC in band E, F or G.
External wall insulation Yes Yes

Property must have an EPC in band G or above.
Yes

Property must have an EPC in band E, F or G.
Underfloor insulation Yes Yes

Property must have an EPC in band E or above.
Yes

Property must have an EPC in band E, F or G.
Broken gas or oil boiler replacement Yes

The boiler must be broken or uneconomical to repair.
No No
Broken electric storage heaters replacement Yes

100% of storage heaters must be broken and uneconomical to repair.
No No
Non broken boiler replacement (gas or oil) Yes

The install must be coupled with an insulation measure (excluding loft insulation).
Yes

Property must have an EPC in band E or above. The install must be coupled with an insulation measure (excluding loft insulation).
No
Non broken electric storage heater replacement Yes

100% of storage heaters must be deemed inefficient with a responsiveness rating of 0.2 or less. The install must be coupled with an insulation measure (excluding loft insulation).
Yes

Property must have an EPC in band E or above. 100% of storage heaters must be deemed inefficient with a responsiveness rating of 0.2 or less. The install must be coupled with an insulation measure (excluding loft insulation).
First time central heating Yes

There must be no evidence of radiators in the property and any electric storage heaters must be broken/inefficient
(responsiveness rating 0.2 or less) and uneconomical to repair.
Yes

Property must have an EPC in band E or above. There must be no evidence of radiators in the property and any electric storage heaters must be broken/inefficient (responsiveness rating of 0.2 or less) and uneconomical to repair.
Yes

Property must have an EPC in band E, F or G. There must be no evidence of radiators in the property and any electric storage heaters must be broken/inefficient (responsiveness rating of 0.2 or less) and uneconomical to repair.

Are you eligible for ECO funding?

YES Energy Solutions works directly with major Energy Companies and has contracts in place to draw down ECO funding for eligible customers. We can check to see if you qualify for any support.

Depending on your circumstances, your property and the energy saving measures you choose, we may find that we can access a grant to cover the majority of the cost of the work.

Get in touch to find out what ECO funding we currently have available.


T: 01422 880100 (office hours: 9am - 5pm, Mon - Fri)

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