What is the ECO scheme?

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The Government led Energy Company Obligation Scheme (ECO) helps families who are on low incomes and in receipt of government benefits to reduce their energy bills. If you meet the criteria you could get a free grant towards insulation in your home.

All the big energy companies like British Gas, EDF, E.ON, Npower and Scottish Power are required by the government to help you save money on your heating if you meet the scheme criteria. The easiest way they can do this is to provide better insulation and more efficient heating for your home.

If you're eligible, the ECO government insulation scheme may provide funding towards insulation for your home. You won't get a cash payout, but you may get free insulation, or a significant contribution towards it that will help to keep your home warm and cut your energy bills.


How Free Insulation Grants works

Fill out our online form. It's quick and only takes 3 minutes.

If we can find an installer in your area, our friendly team will give you a call.

A qualified surveyor will visit your home to approve your grant.

A trusted installer will come and install your insulation.

Can I get a free insulation grant under the Government's ECO scheme?

Yes, if you live in England, Scotland or Wales and meet the ECO scheme criteria set out by the government;

  • You will need to be in receipt of a means tested benefit (for example, Child Tax Credit or Income Support). For some of these benefits you may also need to have a household income below a certain threshold (our handy online form will guide you through this part!)
  • Your current insulation situation will also be considered. If you don't have it already or if you do and it's Iess than 100mm thick you should be able to qualify if you meet the other criteria.
  • We can only help with ECO scheme applications for private tenants and homeowners (don't forget to get your landlords permission if you rent!). If you have a different living situation, for example if you live in a council property, please contact your local council or the Energy Saving Advice Service for more information on help available to you.

In some circumstances 100% insulation grants (free insulation) is available. But even if you don't qualify for a 100% free insulation grant, you may still be eligible for a contribution towards the cost of it.

How do I apply?

You can find out if you are eligible for a free insulation grant by completing the Free Insulation Grants online form today. It's really easy to do, and it's definitely worth your while. Two or three minutes is all it takes, and you could be in line for a very useful insulation grant!

What home insulation grants are available?

Here's a quick guide to the insulation grants that you might be entitled to under the ECO scheme. Take a look and click for a brief guide to the benefits of each. You'll find out what each grant covers and what you might be likely to save.

Every page has its own contact form, so you can click through and enquire about your eligibility to any of the available insulation grants.

Loft Insulation

Loft Insulation

With free loft insulation available, there's no reason why you can't cut your energy bills down to size.

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Room in Roof Insulation

Room in Roof Insulation

The room in roof insulation grants are a great opportunity for you to save money - and add value to your home.

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Internal Wall Insulation

Internal Wall Insulation

It isn't just cavity walls that need some care and attention. Heat escapes through solid walls too.

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External Wall Insulation

External Wall Insulation

If your home was built before 1930, there's a chance it has solid walls. Thankfully you can still insulate them.

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Cavity Wall Insulation

Cavity Wall Insulation

Cavity wall insulation grants are available to help you insulate cavity walls and keep your home cosy.

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Boiler Grants

Boiler Grants

You can also apply for a free grant to replace an inefficient or broken boiler under the ECO scheme.

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Benefits of insulating your home

  • Cheaper energy bills
  • Reduced noise levels
  • Helping the environment
  • Improved thermal comfort all year round

Did you know that the average home loses about a quarter of its heat through the roof, and a third through the walls? It's all because so many homes are not properly insulated. Cavity wall and loft insulation are quick fix solutions that can save you a lot of money. And now, thanks to the government insulation scheme, they might even be available to you absolutely free.

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