Do you qualify for the Eco Scheme – the Government initiative to encourage the switch to more renewable sources?
What is the Eco Scheme?
The Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) is a Government initiative and domestic energy efficiency programme, established to provide low-income households with financial support towards the installation of energy efficiency measures. It has been rolled out in stages over the past few years and is now in its latest iteration, called ECO4. This will run from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2026. The main objective of ECO4 is to improve the energy efficiency of properties occupied by low income and vulnerable households.
How does Eco funding work?
The Eco Scheme is funded by the largest energy companies in the UK, who are obliged to provide funding for heating and insulation improvements. Zing Energy works with most of the UK’s largest suppliers and local authorities and can unlock the funding to minimise the cost of any work.
How are grants decided?
Grants are based on the type of benefits the homeowner or tenant receives, plus the type of property they live in. In some cases, 100% grants are available. If you are on any of the following benefits you may well qualify: Income based Job Seekers Allowance (JSA), Income related Employment & Support Allowance (ESA), Income Support (IS), Pension Credit Guarantee Credit, Working Tax Credit (WTA), Child Tax Credits (CTC), Universal Credit (UC), Housing Benefit, Pension Credit Savings Credit. So a wide criteria. If you think might be eligible but aren’t sure, please speak to one of Zing’s Eco Scheme experts today and we will be able to let you know.
What energy saving work can I claim for as part of the Eco Scheme?
A wide variety of options are available under the Eco Scheme. This ranges from Loft insulation, cavity wall insulation, solid wall insulation, and boiler replacement. Often different measures can be combined to help reduce your fuel bills and increase your energy efficiency.
What are the key benefits of securing an Eco grant?
Installing a new boiler or insulation measure via ECO grant funding is not only a great way to reduce your energy bills, but will also increase your green credentials, helping to lower your carbon footprint and tackle climate change. This was the key objective of the Government in setting up the scheme. With fuel bills soaring over the past year, an Eco grant can help you save money in the short term and also future proof your home against future hikes in energy costs.
How can Zing Energy help?
Having worked in the field for many years, our team of experts have overseen many versions of the Eco Scheme and have been able to unlock funding for thousands of homeowners across the UK.
We work closely with the big energy suppliers who fund the scheme and we have also formed relationships with local authorities the length and breadth of the country, giving us trusted trader status. We promise to partner with you to unlock the funding to minimise set-up costs, transform your home and reduce your energy bills.
How do I get Eco Scheme funding?
Simply call us on 0330 808 4365 or contact one of our team who will be happy to discuss ECO Scheme options available to you.