ECO Flex Central Heating Grants DO NOT require you to receive State Benefits, Tax Credits or Other Allowances.
You may qualify for ECO Flex Central Heating Grants if you satisfy your Local Authority’s own rules regarding central heating grants. Often you will qualify if you spend a reasonably high proportion of your income to heat your home.
You should still complete the form on this page and we will do the rest.
Before the Government’s ECO Scheme rules were updated in 2017 householders would only qualify for central heating grants if they received one of the qualifying State Benefits.
ECO Flex changed this.
Now, home owners and private tenants may qualify for ECO Flex Central Heating Grants even if they don’t receive benefits. ECO Flex Central Heating Grants help householders who, although they do not receive benefits, are living on a low income and spend a high proportion of income on heating their home.
Under ECO Flexible Eligibility scheme rules, local authorities can set their own rules to decide who should qualify for a central heating grant. A number of aspects are considered:
- Health. Householders with long term health conditions such as heart or respiratory disease, cancer, diabetes or other permanent health problems can often need warmer homes.
- Age. Older householders can often be more adversely affected by living in a cold home.
- Type of property. Homes with very poor insulation properties such as those with solid walls which are expensive to insulate are often the most expensive to heat. Properties with an EPC rating of E, F or G may qualify and you can check your Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) if you live in England or Wales HERE if you live in England or Wales or HERE if you live in Scotland.
- Income. Approximately 20% of low income householders do not receive state benefits and spend a higher proportion of their income heating their home.
ECO Flex Central Heating Grants to install central heating in homes which have never had central heating before.
ECO Flex Central Heating Grants are available without the need to receive benefits.
Currently, we cover the following Local Authority areas for ECO Flex Central Heating Grants:
||Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT)
||Forest of Dean
||Neath Port Talbot (NPT)
||North East Derbyshire
We are continually adding to this list so if you think you may qualify for the ECO Flex central heating grants scheme, please complete the form on this page.
ECO Flex Central Heating Grants available even if you don’t receive benefits