What is the ECO4 Scheme

ECO Scheme

What is the ECO4 Scheme?

The ECO4 scheme is a Government established scheme to help households achieve their goal of going 100% carbon neutral.

The ECO4 scheme provides grants to fund energy-efficient upgrades to homes reducing emissions, electricity and energy bills.

These grants pay for new heating systems like boilers, loft or cavity wall installation and other measures designed primarily to increase energy efficiency and reduce fuel poverty and energy costs.

Are you eligible?

Check if you’re eligible for a Government grant

If you own/rent a property that is heated with electricity you are very likely to qualify for a government grant. Explore the eligibility criteria below…

  • You are a Homeowner, Landlord or a Private Tenant

  • Household income is under £30,000

  • You receive income-related benefits

  • You have Electric Storage Heaters


Who is eligible for ECO4 scheme?

  • Homeowners or Private Tenants

  • Household income is under £30,000

  • Individuals who get income-related benefits

  • Properties with inefficient electric heating

The energy efficiency measures available through the ECO4 scheme are given via eligibility criteria. If you are on qualifying benefits, and you’re a homeowner or a private tenant, you are likely to be eligible for free home improvements.


If you’re a landlord and your tenant claims benefits, you may encourage them to apply for the grant, thus improving your property energy efficiency for years to come by installing electric storage heaters or fulfilling insulation grants such as free cavity wall insulation or loft insulation grant.


ECO 4 scheme qualifying benefits

  • Child Tax Credits (CTC) 

  • Child Benefits – depends on income threshold* (see thresholds)

  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)

  • Income-related Employment & Support Allowance (ESA)

  • Income Support (IS)

  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit

  • Universal Credit (UC)

  • Warm Home Discount Scheme Rebate

  • Working Tax Credit (WTC) 

  • Housing Benefit

  • Pension Credit Saving Credit


What Home Improvements are available?

The ECO4 scheme offers a wide range of energy efficient home improvements to improve the EPC rating of your home for FREE.


  • Cavity wall insulation

  • Loft insulation

  • Pitched roof insulation

  • Room in roof insulation

  • Solid wall insulation

  • Internal wall insulation

Heating Measures

  • First-time central heating (gas none condensing boilers on the gas grid only)

  • Air source heat pump

  • Electric storage heaters & upgrades

  • Boiler upgrades (inefficient boilers only)

Renewable Measures

  • Solar PV

  • High-efficiency windows and doors

  • Standard and smart heating controls

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