Who Qualifies for Government Energy Grants?
An FAQ

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What is the current Government energy scheme? 

The current Government's energy efficiency scheme is named the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) which is aimed at reducing fuel poverty around the nation. The programme started in 2013 and will run until March 2022.

 

ECO is aimed at those who are living with any kind of benefit, including but not limited to: 

  • Universal Credit

  • Job Seekers Allowance

  • War Pensions Mobility Supplement

  • Child Benefits

  • Carers Allowance

The grant is available for tenants, landlords or private homeowners with or without a mortgage.

In addition, the Flexible Eligibility Scheme (LA Flex), allows those with a low income to apply based on a recommendation from the local council in your area to apply for an ECO grant. However, if you are a social housing tenant, you can not apply for LA Flex. (Scroll down to find out more about LA Flex).

The plan for the energy scheme is to have all houses in the United Kingdom have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of Band C or above. By having a new central heating system installed in your home, you can reduce the costs of heating your house and you can play your small bit in helping the planet in reducing carbon emissions.

How do I know if I can apply for an ECO grant?

Below is a list of benefits, if you receive any of them, you will qualify for an ECO grant. For those with a low income, you can apply for LA Flex. By applying through Broad Oak, we can check if your local council currently supports the LA Flex scheme.

Please note that proof will be required for your claim. Any false information given will invalidate your claim immediately.

What energy and money-saving grants can I apply for?

ECO3, the current version of the Government's heating grants cover:

  • First Time Central Heating - A home that has never had efficient central heating.

  • Insulation - This includes windows, doors, cavity walls, underfloor, extern and internal walls, lofts, attic rooms, heat pumps, and heating controls.

  • Storage Heaters - To replace old electric central heaters with new gas, LPG or air source heat pumps.

How much money can I save by using these grants?

The amount of money that can be saved via ECO varies based on the condition of your home and your income. Quite often, you'll be entitled to free installations. The best way to find out is by filling in one of our no-obligation forms found below.

What is the process and how long does it take?

Once our contact form has been filled out, we will check to see if you are eligible for any of the current ECO grants available.

If you are eligible, we will contact you by the next working day. If you are happy to proceed after a conversation with someone from our sales team, we will ask for proof of benefits and any other documents we may need to start the process.

Once out of the way, on average, we can survey a property within 7 working days and we will fit the best we can around your schedule. Once we have surveyed the property and confirm that the house is eligible, we will begin installing your new boiler, insulation or central heating system within 1-3 working days.

  • First Time Central Heating - Average 5 working days to install (May take up to 2 weeks dependent on the home).

  • Insulation - The time will vary based on the insulation that you're interested in.

  • Storage Heaters - Average 1 working day to install. 

 

In addition, in a lot of cases, we may also be able to provide and install smart energy controllers so that you can keep a better track of your energy consumption. 

What is the Flexible Eligibility Scheme (LA Flex)?

LA Flex, allows those with a low income to apply based on a recommendation from the local council in your area to apply for an ECO grant. Remember: If you are a social housing tenant, you can not apply for LA Flex.

Local councils can decide to opt-in to the scheme by releasing a "Statement of Intent" which tells residents how they can be eligible. As councils have the power to decide how they wish to use LA Flex, each one has been set up differently. Some councils have opted for a points-based system, some have done it based on net income and others have businesses contracted to perform a surveying job on the home to see if it is eligible. 

The absolute fastest way to find out if you are eligible and whether your council currently offers it is to contact Broad Oak. We are able to do all the heavy lifting for you, physically and mentally. LA Flex can be used for any of the grants found on our website.

Is there a catch?

The only catch is that the scheme is currently only running until March 2022 so it's important to get it done right now. With climate change being a global issue, the Government is taking action by offering people of the UK free insulation, central heating and other energy-saving and efficient equipment for the home. If you think you might be eligible, fill out the form below or contact us, we serve the whole of the UK and offer a wide variety of other services.

 

Scroll down to fill out one of our forms or chat with us now to see if you're eligible today!

Or if none of the above then

Click below to start your no obligation application

If you don't qualify on the ECO Scheme with one of the criteria above, you may also still qualify under the ECO LA Flexible Eligibility Scheme, dependent on your area and your local council. Please get in touch and we can check for you on your behalf.

 

Contact one of our Team at grants@broadoakproperties.com or fill out a Broad Oak contact form.