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There are different types of schemes available that offer full or part funding, some that also offer interest free loans.

The main scheme we carry out work under is the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). With the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), you could be eligible for support from an energy supplier.

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Energy Company Obligation.

TECO is a government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. Under ECO, larger energy suppliers fund the installation of energy efficiency measures in British households. The obligated energy suppliers work with installers to introduce certain efficiency measures into your home, such as loft or wall insulation.

ECO is currently split into two main obligations:

HHCRO

Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO)

The HHCRO or ‘Affordable Warmth Obligation” objective is to help households with measures that lead to financial savings on energy bills, such as the installation insulation and heating measures.

To be eligible under this aspect of ECO you need receive at least one of the following benefits and satisfy the relevant income requirements, where applicable:

  • Income-related employment and support allowance (ESA)
  • Income-based jobseeker’s allowance (JSA)
  • Income support
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Tax Credits (on the condition that the household’s relevant income does not exceed the limit given in the ECO Guidance)
  • Universal Credit (on the condition that the household’s relevant income in any of the preceding 12 assessment periods does not exceed the amount set out).

CERO

The Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation (CERO)

Measures installed under CERO include a wide range of insulation measures, such as loft insulation or solid wall insulation. Under this element of the scheme there are no specific eligibility requirements and all properties can qualify for funding.

We also work with other schemes such as the Home Energy Scotland Loan. The Scottish Government is very keen for Scotland to be energy efficient and for us all to reduce our carbon footprint and heat our homes more cost efficiently. As such, they are offering an interest free loan for up to 10 years, so you can spread the cost (remember that your energy savings will pay for the majority of the installation). On top of this, they are currently offering a grant which gives you 25% of your loan value (up to a maximum of £2,500) meaning you only re-pay 75% of your loan.

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