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ECO 4 Grant Funding 

What is ECO Funding? 

ECO4 is the fourth round of energy grants for the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) grant scheme. This scheme has been running since 2013, taking many different forms along the way. The scheme has evolved overtime and now follows the PAS methodology. PAS involves looking at the house as a whole and dealing with the fabric of the property first. ECO4 funding is aimed at installing multiple measures to bring the property's EPC up to a high standard through a single grant. 


ECO grants are funded by energy suppliers with more than 250,000 customers. Energy suppliers that meet this criteria are obligated to put a percentage of their profits towards improving the energy efficiency of UK homes. The energy suppliers often work with an intermediary company, whom distribute the funding out to certified installers. 

Where does the ECO grant funding come from? 

What can I have installed through the ECO grant scheme? 

The ECO grant scheme is aimed at installing multiple measures at the same time. Energy efficient measures that can be installed, through the ECO grant scheme, include; 

  • Loft Insulation 

  • Cavity Wall Insulation 

  • Party Wall Insulation

  • Solid Wall Insulation (Internal or External)

  • Air Source Heat Pumps

  • High Heat Retention Storage Heaters

  • Smart Thermostats

  • Solar Panels

  • & more

Does my property qualify for ECO4 grant funding?

Eligibility will be dependent on the property's EPC rating. 

The property must have an EPC rating of D or below, in order to qualify for grant funding. 

You can find you EPC rating here: 

Do I qualify for ECO4 grant funding? 

There are two ways in which you can qualify for funding through ECO4. 


LAFLEX (Local Authority Flexibility)

LAFLEX funding can be granted by the local council if the occupants meet one of the criteria below:

  • Combined income below £31,000.

  • The property is located in a bottom 30% fuel poverty zone


Someone living in the property meets one of the following criteria:

  • Over 65 years old

  • Under 5 years old

  • Respiratory Disease 

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Limited Mobility

  • Haemoglobinopathies

  • Severe Learning Disabilities

  • Autoimmune & Immunodeficiency Diseases 


  • Moderate to severe mental illness

  • Dementia

  • Neurobiological & Related Diseases

  • Cancer


  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)

  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

  • Income Support (IS)


  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit (PCGC)

  • Work Tax Credit (WTC)

  • Child Tax Credit (CTC)

  • Universal Credit (UC)

  • Housing Benefit

  • Pension Credit Savings Credit (PCSC)

  • Child Benefit (subject to income caps and composition.


HHCRO Funding (Benefits)

If someone registered at the property is in receipt of one of the benefits listed below, they will be eligible for grant funding. 

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