The only government driven initiative available today for help with costs of insulation is the ECO (energy company obligation), an indirect grant given to your installer for carrying out the works, administered by Ofgem. The initiative is aimed to help those in, or at risk of, fuel poverty. Households are able to take advantage of funding through the ECO (energy company obligation). To qualify you will essentially need to be enrolled in the WHDS (warm home discount scheme) or be in receipt of certain benefits for the lower paid. It is important to be aware that being eligible does not mean anyone is obliged to fund work for you. If you are eligible measures may be funded by one of the obligated suppliers (most major energy companies) who can be contacted to discuss what is possible. You do not need to be a customer of the obligated supplier you contact. Eligibility details, additional information and how to apply can be found here. You may be contacted by an installer claiming to work under the ECO scheme and if so it is essential that you verify their credentials. They are only able to do work under the scheme via an obligated supplier.
Updated: Mar 31
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