If you’re on a low income, it can be hard to make ends meet in the current climate. The good news is that you may be eligible to receive help with heating costs and other energy-saving measures by applying for the ECO4 scheme. This is a government initiative funded by large energy companies and can be used to pay for a range of measures including insulation, new boilers and more.
so-eco.co.uk 4 is the fourth phase of The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme and will run until 31 March 2026. It replaces ECO3 and has been reformed to better target households that are likely to be living in fuel poverty. This will include changes to the eligibility criteria such as removing disability benefits from the list of qualifying benefits and expanding the Local Authority Flexible Energy route so that suppliers can deliver 50% of their ECO4 obligations through this route.
Why is Eco4 Energy Saving Needed?
The main goals of ECO4 are to support fuel poor households and reduce carbon emissions. By making homes more energy efficient, the scheme will reduce how much fossil fuels are needed to heat and power them, which in turn will cut down on carbon emissions and contribute towards the UK’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.
It’s not just homeowners who can benefit from ECO4, the scheme also supports people living in social housing, private landlord owned properties and with pre-payment meters that are struggling to keep up with their bills. Eligibility is determined via a DWP check and verification process and a free survey of the property can be carried out. If you think you might be eligible for an ECO4 grant, contact us today to find out more.