The ECO scheme aims to help tenants and homeowners reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. We provide assessments, completion of work and funder submission.
ECO Grants support energy improvements such as
insulating lofts and cavity walls
installing alternative sources of energy, such as solar power
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating determines whether a home is eligible for the ECO3 Scheme.
When a property is built, sold, or rented, the government requires an EPC, which comprises the data on the energy use and typical energy expenses of the property, as well as advice for saving money by reducing energy use.
The ECO 3 scheme is available for properties with an EPC rating of E or below.
ECO3 funding is also available for those who are claiming benefits, allowances, or credits. Only certain benefits are eligible. The recipient must be living in the property.
The government has also suggested enacting an ECO4 'minimum requirement,' which would force properties with an EPC rating of F or G to meet at least band D after upgrades.
This also applies to properties with an EPC band of D or E that must be upgraded to an EPC band of C. Partially deflated project scores may be given to projects that do not meet these conditions.
This is all part of the government's strategy towards achieving the goal of upgrading as many energy inefficient homes as possible to EPC band C by 2030.
Free Energy Improvement Grants may be available to tenants or home owners who receive the following:
Armed Forces Independence Payment
Child Tax Credits
Disability Living Allowance
Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
Pension Guarantee Credit
Personal Independence Payment
Severe Disablement Allowance
War Pensions Mobility Supplement
Working Tax Credits
Alternatively, tenants may be eligible for the scheme if they live in social housing with an EPC rating of E, F, or G. An innovation measure may be available for social housing with an EPC rating of D. Diversity Energy can advise on your eligibility.
How can we help?
Our knowledgeable team can provide advice and support to help you determine if you are eligible for ECO Grant support, and can assist with completion of the paperwork required through to submission.
Contact us to find out more, discuss your requirements and receive a free no obligation quotation.
Our experienced team provide expertise and advice on the best energy saving measures for your property and available funding, with support through the full process.
Assessment and upgrade of heating systems towards improving heat capacity and lowering energy use and costs.
Internal Wall Insulation
Internal Wall Insulation (IWI) involves adding an insulated layer to external walls to increase the thermal resistance and prevent heat escaping through the walls.
Installing insulation materials beneath the floorboards of a property or on a concrete floor can aid retention and save energy and associated costs.
Installing insulation in the rafters or joists in roofs can prevent heat escaping from the roof by trapping heat to prevent loss.