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Save money and energy through the ECO scheme

The ECO scheme supports lower income or vulnerable households to make upgrades to their home that could help them save money on their annual bill, while helping create a warmer and more energy efficient home.

Check if you're eligible before you apply.

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What is ECO?

For some households, it might not be an option to make energy efficient home improvements due to the costs involved. Which is why the UK Government developed the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). ECO is currently in its fourth scheme, referred to as ECO4, and sets the targets for energy suppliers to help improve homes across the country.

What’s included in ECO4?

The households selected for the scheme may receive improvements, such as upgraded or new insulation, upgraded heating systems or new air source heat pumps and even, where suitable, solar panels.

Air source heat pump

A greener way to heat your home

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Reduce the heat lost from your home

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Solar panels

Generate your own green electricity

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Who is eligible for the ECO scheme?

Anyone in receipt of one of the benefits listed, who also owns a home with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D, E, F, or G may be eligible for the ECO scheme.

If you rent your home and it has an EPC rating of E, F or G and you receive one or more of the benefits listed, with your landlord’s permission, you may be eligible for some upgrades under the ECO4 scheme.

If you’re unsure of your EPC rating and live in Scotland, you can check your property on the Scottish EPC Register, if your home is in England or Wales you can check your EPC using the GOV UK site.

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Charles' Heat Pump journey through ECO4 funding

Listen to Charles discuss his experience of installing a ScottishPower Air Source Heat Pump in his home, as part of the ECO4 initiative. Charles benefitted from a number of energy improvement measures for his home as part of the ECO4 scheme. Sharing his honest feedback on how an Air Source Heat Pump has transformed his home heating experience and how the process of applying for ECO funding worked for him.

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How to apply for ECO4

Apply for ECO4

The first step is to complete the ECO4 application to make sure you can receive support through the ECO4 scheme.

We will contact you

If you’re eligible for the scheme one of our partner installation teams can contact you to let you know how everything works, but we’ll always start with a survey to get information on your home. These surveys could take place online or in-person.

Your home survey

The results of the survey help to confirm whether you’re eligible for ECO4 funding for energy efficient home improvements. During the survey, our team may chat through the options that could be available for you to improve your home’s energy performance in line with ECO4 guidelines.

Booking the installation

Once you’re happy with the upgrades proposed you can discuss with our installation partners to arrange a date for the upgrades to be made to your home. We’ll provide you with information about the upgrades you’ll receive and what is involved in fitting them.

Apply for the ECO4 scheme

Not eligible for this scheme?

If you've checked the eligibility criteria and don't qualify for the ECO4 scheme then other grant or funding options may be available for you.

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Frequently asked questions