Can housing association tenants get heating and insulation grants

Energy Company Obligation (ECO) grants are available for housing association tenants who have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E, F or G. The ECO grant scheme is part of the Government’s efforts to help people reduce their energy bills. Housing associations tenants can apply for these grants, but they must meet the eligibility rules. In this blog post, we explore what the requirements are and how you might benefit.

What are ECO grants and how do they work?

The ECO grant scheme is part of the Government’s efforts to help people reduce their energy bills. Housing association tenants can apply for these grants, check if you meet the eligibility rules of the scheme.

Housing association tenants can apply for the following energy efficiency improvement grants:

  • Housing association tenants can apply for the following energy efficiency improvement grants:
  • Cavity wall insulation grants (LPG, oil, solid fuel or electric properties only)
  • First time central heating grants (only properties that have not previously had central heating)
  • Internal wall insulation grants (electric properties only)
  • Loft insulation (electric properties only)
  • Room in Roof Insulation (electric properties only)

The ECO scheme is administered by OFGEM, so housing association tenants can be confident that installers and energy companies provide the best standard of service and delivery.

The process of applying for grants is straightforward and convenient. It enables housing association tenants to access funds towards energy efficiency improvements.

Eligibility requirements for social housing tenants

A housing association tenant could be eligible for an ECO Grant providing they live in a housing association property located in England, Scotland or Wales that has an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of either E, F or G.

How to apply for an ECO grant?

To apply for an ECO grant, you will need to complete a short application form and answer a few questions about your property and your individual circumstances.

The quick questions will include things about the present heating at your property and the number of bedrooms. This helps us to identify potential matches for grant funding.

Apply today at https://www.theecoprovidersuk.com/eco3-grant-application-form  

ECO Grants are your chance to access a new heating system or insulation at no cost!

Benefits of getting an ECO grant

ECO grants assist with energy efficiency upgrades in your home, such as a new heating system or insulation. Take advantage of this offer to have lots of free work on your property at no cost to you.

You’ll see a reduction on your energy bill when these efficiency improvements are made. You’ll also be helping the environment; you’ll use less energy and be efficient with what you use.

Unlike most other funding schemes for home improvements ECO grants are available as a grant not a loan. You don’t have to pay any of it back! So, what’s the catch? Contact us today to see if you and your property are eligible for the scheme.

FAQs about ECO grants for housing association tenants

Why do some housing association tenants receive ECO grants and others don’t?

Housing association tenants are only eligible for an Energy Company Obligation grant if they live in a property that has an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E, F or G. Homes with EPC ratings of A, B, C or D aren’t eligible for the scheme.

What do I need to be eligible for the ECO scheme?

The following requirements must be met to apply for the Energy Company Obligation grants:

  1. You need to be a housing association tenant.
  2. Your home must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and it needs to have a rating of E, F or G. If your property doesn’t currently have an EPC we may be able to assist with that.
  3. You need to live in England, Scotland or Wales.

What grants are available as part of the ECO scheme?

 The main grants being offered under the ECO scheme include:

  • Cavity Wall Insulation
  • First Time Central Heating
  • Internal Wall Insulation
  • Loft insulation
  • Room in Roof Insulation

All of these grants are available if you have a property that is heated by electric, however, if you have another heating source at the property, these measures may not be available.

Do I need permission for ECO improvements?

Yes. If you are living in social housing and qualify for energy efficiency measures from ECO grants, we’ll need to get consent from your landlord. It’s usually pretty straightforward and we will ask permission before any work starts.

How do I apply?

It’s quick and easy! See if you are eligible for the ECO Grant and apply now at https://www.theecoprovidersuk.com/contact-us

Rumour has it that changes to the scheme could soon be made. Housing association tenants could be/will be removed from the scheme in the next phase – ECO4.

ECO grants are a great way to improve your home and save money. If you’re eligible, the grant will cover up to 100% of approved improvements!

Contact us with any questions about applying or your eligibility for an ECO grant in the comments section or email us at info@theecoprovidersuk.com.

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