Richmondshire - Energy Improvement Scheme

Richmondshire - Energy Improvement Scheme


YES Energy Solutions is working with Richmondshire District Council to deliver their Energy Improvement Scheme to provide eligible residents with funding for insulation and heating upgrades.

Scheme in Detail

The scheme allows eligible residents in Richmondshire to access home heating upgrades and insulation measures to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

The following measures available for eligible customers are:

  • Boiler replacements and repairs
  • First time central heating systems
  • Heating repairs
  • Loft insulation
  • Under floor insulation
  • Room in roof insulation
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • External wall insulation

Council funding will be combined with capital secured from the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme which will allow installations to be fully funded in the majority of cases.

The scheme aims to help Richmondshire residents save money on their fuel bills whilst making their homes warm and cosy.

Our involvement

YES Energy Solutions are managing the scheme, handling the customer journey and using our network of industry accredited contractors to install measures.

As a result of our partnerships with major energy companies, we are accessing the ECO scheme to support council funding. This blended approach will cover the costs of installs for the majority of residents.

Are you eligible?

If you are a Richmondshire resident, there are various ways you could be eligible for funding:

Help to Heat Group Eligibility

You may be eligible if you receive one of the following benefits:

  • Income based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Pension Credit Savings Credit
  • Child benefit (thresholds apply)

Child benefit thresholds (before tax and National Insurance)

Type of claimant

Number of children or qualifying young persons




4 +

Single claimant





Member of a couple





ECO4 Flex Eligibility

You may be eligible if you meet the conditions of one of the following routes:

Route 1 - Household income

Households with an EPC rating of D, E, F or G and with a gross household income of £31,000 or less.

Route 2 - Proxy targeting

Households living in EPC band E, F or G that meet a combination of two of the following (Proxies 1 & 3 cannot be used in combination with each other)

Proxy 1: Your home is in a Lower Super Output Area (LSOA 1-3)

Proxy 2: You receive a Council tax rebate based on low income

Proxy 3: You have been identified in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as living in a cold home

Proxy 4: You are receiving free school meals for low income

Proxy 5: You are supported by a local authority run scheme described as supporting low income and vulnerable households

Proxy 6: You have been referred to your local authority for support by your energy supplier or Citizens Advice due to struggling with the cost of energy bills

Proxy 7: You have been identified through supplier debt data

Route 3 - NHS Referral

You receive a referral through the NHS as you have been identified as low income/vulnerable and you have health conditions which could be impacted further by living in a cold home.

These health conditions may fall under one of the four umbrella conditions:

  • A cardiovascular condition
  • A respiratory disease
  • Limited mobility
  • Immunosuppression

    You can be referred by:
  • An NHS foundation trust
  • An NHS Trust
  • A Local Health Board
  • A general medical practitioner provider

    Please note that we only have funding for a limited number of installations, and qualifying residents will be selected on a first come first served basis. If you think that you may be eligible for funding contact our team: T: 01422 880100 (office hours: 9am - 5pm, Mon - Fri) Or Contact Us

    Join others benefitting from the scheme

    Robert Hurray from Catterick received a fully funded gas central heating system to replace his old inefficient system. Having been off work due to a heart attack and losing his wife in an accident, the 55 year-old qualified under the council’s eligibility criteria for the scheme.
    After seeing an advert on Facebook, Robert thought he could qualify.
    “They said I could receive funding. I’ve never claimed anything in my life and I don’t receive any benefits. I just had some money left from my wife, but this is just going down and down.”
    Robert’s central heating install was fully funded from the scheme managed by YES Energy Solutions who use their industry accredited contractors to complete the work.
    “The installers were great, I’ve worked alongside lads like that for years and they were smashing. I couldn’t fault any part of it.”
    Robert’s old boiler and radiators were replaced with an A-rated system and he is already feeling the benefits.
    “Before, the boiler just wasn’t efficient enough, only one or two radiators got hot but now when it’s on full it’s really hot!

    Find out more about Robert Hurray's story

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