Scarborough Borough Council Partnership

Scarborough ECO Flex scheme


YES Energy Solutions is working with Scarborough Borough Council to provide funding towards the install of insulation and heating upgrades for eligible residents in the area.

Scheme in detail

Residents in the Scarborough Borough may be able to receive funding towards a range of energy efficiency home improvements to reduce their fuel bills whilst keeping warm and cosy.

Measures available in the scheme include:

  • Loft insulation
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Boiler replacements and repairs
  • First time central heating systems
  • External wall insulation

Funding is secured from the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme. The amount residents can receive is subject to survey with certain measures being fully funded in some cases.

Are you eligible?

If you are a Scarborough 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

    Contact us

    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

    Our involvement

    YES Energy Solutions are handling the customer journey to validate qualifying residents. We are also working with our network of industry accredited contractors to install measures. Our partnerships with major energy companies enable us to access the Government’s ECO scheme to provide funding for eligible residents in the scheme.

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