Everyone deserves to live in a cozy and comfortable home. No more shivering in the cold or suffocating in a stuffy space! But sometimes, our homes fall short on energy efficiency, and heating upgrades can be expensive, especially if you're on benefits or tight funding.
That's where ECO4 funding comes to the rescue! Let's explore what ECO4 is and how it can help you with grants and improvements.
What is ECO4 Funding?
ECO4 funding is a government scheme aimed at supporting low-income households by providing them with free and efficient heating and insulation solutions. It replaced the previous ECO3 scheme and covers installations from April 2022 to March 2026.
ECO4's primary goal is to assist vulnerable households lacking adequate heating and insulation, mainly focusing on properties falling into the efficiency bands E, F, and G.
What Can I Get Using The Funding?
Every home is unique, with its own set of needs. ECO4 funding can be used for various home improvements, including installing or upgrading insulation and replacing old, inefficient insulation.
Additionally, it covers central heating upgrades, such as getting a new boiler, adding storage heaters, or installing smart controls to manage your energy usage better.
Who Is Eligible?
To qualify for ECO4, you typically need to be on specific types of benefits. Here are a few examples of covered benefits:
Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)
Income-related Employment & Support Allowance (ESA)
Income Support (IS)
Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
Working Tax Credit (WTC)
Child Tax Credits (CTC)
Universal Credit (UC)
Housing Benefit (new eligible benefit under ECO4)
Pension Credit Savings Credit (new eligible benefit under ECO4)
If you are not on a ebenfit don't worry, we can still help you secure funding through your local authority or through Home Energy Scotland.
Get Help With ECO4 Grants with Direct Savings
Wondering if you qualify for an ECO4 grant? Look no further! Here at Direct Savings, we can quickly assess your eligibility in less than 60 seconds.
If you're eligible, we'll let you know right away and connect our engineers with you to schedule a survey and installation date. And the best part? All of this is subsidised or free!
If you'd like to learn more about Direct Savings and how we can assist you, get in touch with us today.