With rising CO2 emissions and the soaring prices of fossil fuels, it’s no wonder an increasing number of energy users are switching to renewable energy. Government backed funding for renewable technologies such as heat pumps, solar panels and biomass boilers means that there has never been a better time to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

What is the Energy Comany Obligation? 

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a UK government scheme for homeowners and private tenants which is designed to address fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions. The scheme is funded by the major energy suppliers and provides 100% grant funding for energy efficiency measures including solar panels, heat pumps and home insulation.

Eligible households can upgrade their existing off-gas boilers or electric heating with an air source heat pump central heating system and solar panels. Any additional measures including wall and roof insulation can also be covered by non-repayable grant funding.

ECO4 eligibility

ECO4 is aimed at homeowners and private tenants who live in non-gas heated properties that have a low energy rating. To be eligible one of the occupants of the property (including a tenant) must be currently claiming one of the following benefits –

  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support
  • Pendion Savings Credit
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Related ESA
  • Income Based JSA
  • Working or Child Tax Credits

Find out more about the Energy Company Obligation here –
ECO Grant Scheme.

Domestic and Commercial

Domestic for Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP) can either be funded by the Energy Company Obligation, or in Scotland with interest free loans from Energy Savings Trust – see this link

EST grants & loans.


Funding available for all types of heat pumps and renewable energy through our funding partners 

EST grants & loans

Commercial encompasses:

  • Schools,
  • Hospitals
  • Social Housing
  • Hotels
  • Care homes
  • Other

Want to know more?  Call us on 0800 0025479