Funding

Funding for Low Income or Vulnerable Households

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government initiative to provide certain households that qualify under particular criteria with grants to save on energy bills and cut their carbon emissions. The scheme ensures the larger energy providers supply efficient energy measures to the UK’s low income or vulnerable households.

Under the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO) branch of the Energy Company Obligation scheme, certain households, who come under the ‘Affordable Warmth Group,’ could be entitled to a free boiler installation or a free boiler repair- services the experienced Eclipse Energy team reliably and efficiently deliver.

If you currently receive certain benefits and own or privately rent your home, you could be entitled to loft or external wall insulation or a free boiler installation or boiler repair. If you do not qualify for a completely free boiler you could be suitable for a reduction on your boiler installation cost or repair expenses.

  • Funding for major energy efficiency improvements that will significantly help cut your heating bills, in fact The Energy Saving Trustestimates an energy efficient boiler could save you up to £324 a year.
  • A warmer, more comfortable home.
  • Reduce your carbon emissions.
  • Free boiler installation or repair funding available.
  • Free insulation funding available.

Criteria

You are entitled to funding under the HHCRO branch of the ECO funding scheme if you receive one of the following benefits:

  1. Child Tax Credit with the relevant income of £16,010 or less
  2. State pension credit
  3. Working Tax Credit with a relevant income of £16,010 or less WITH one of the following:
    • Over 60 years’ old
    • Claiming disability allowance
    • Responsible for a qualifying child/ young person
    • Receiving Child Tax Credit
  4. Income based Job Seekers Allowance WITH one of the following:
    • Child Tax Credit which includes a disability or severe disability element
    • Disabled child premium
    • Disability premium, higher pensioner premium or enhanced pensioner premium
    • Responsible for a qualifying child/ young person
  5. Income Support WITH one of the following:
    • Child Tax Credit which includes a disability or severe disability element
    • Disabled child premium
    • Disability premium, higher pensioner premium or enhanced pensioner premium
    • Responsible for a qualifying child/ young person
  6. Income related Employment and Support Allowance with one of the following:
  7. In a work-related activity group or support group (shown on letter)
  8. Child Tax Credit which includes a disability or severe disability element
  9. Disabled child premium
  10. Disability premium, higher pensioner premium or enhanced pensioner premium
  11. Responsible for a qualifying child/ young person
  12. Universal Credit WITH one of the following:
    • Evidence on the letter of limited capability for work or limited capability for work & work-related activity
    • Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independent Payment
    • Responsible for a qualifying child/ young person

Process

If you think you qualify for a free boiler installation or repair by fitting the criteria listed above and already have a low-efficiency boiler within your home, you should contact Eclipse Energy. We can help you apply for the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO) part of the ECO Funding Scheme, discuss your options with your and then employ one of our qualified gas registered tradesmen to install a new boiler or repair your existing one to ensure you home is comfortable and energy efficient. Boilers are tested on their energy efficiency and the older the boiler, the less efficient it is.

How do I apply?

To apply for ECO Funding, first check you come under the criteria listed above. If you believe that you qualify, please do not hesitate to contact our team for a survey and to find out more.

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