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ECO4 Flex Scotland

ECO Flex provides another opportunity to get a free grant to make energy-efficient upgrades.

ECO4 Flex Scotland:
More Flexible Grants For Energy-Efficient Home Improvements

The ECO4 Flex scheme provides a second route for some homeowners & private tenants in Scotland to get a free grant for making energy-saving upgrade.

Why is this? This initiative is part of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) program, a Scottish government policy aimed at addressing fuel poverty and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from homes by providing free grants for energy-efficient home improvements.

Local authorities can develop their own eligibility criteria for applicants, in order to assist fuel-poor residents and those living on low incomes, particularly those vulnerable to the cold living conditions. This frequently enables people sitting outside the eligibility rules for ECO4 to receive a grant.

How can we help? A large part of our job is helping people in Scotland work out which kind of grant they can apply for. We often find that people who do not qualify for ECO4 (e.g. by not being in a benefit), can obtain a grant under ECO4 Flex. We can see which option is best, simply by asking a few questions & carrying out a free survey. We can then make an application on your behalf.

To date, we have obtained grants worth more than £3m for our Scottish customers. Even if you’re not eligible for ECO4 or ECO4 Flex, we can also help with private funding applications to Home Energy Scotland.

Our service is totally free. Please click here to read more about us & how we work. You can complete a quick questionnaire to see if you are eligible for a grant & we will call you back.

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We Make Getting An ECO4 Flex Grant Really Easy…

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Fill in the quick questionnaire to send us some information. We will call you back to arrange a free survey & answer any questions. You can also just contact the office for an inital conversation, if you prefer.

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We then carry out a free energy survey. Our detailed report will include how the energy performance of your home can be improved & what kind of grant you are entitled to.

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As part of our service, we complete all of the paperwork to apply for your grant. This saves you lots of time & you can be confident that the application will be completed accurately.

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The last stage is to match your project with one of our local, trusted, MCS Certified Installers to carry out the work. Naturally, we manage the job from start to finish.

FAQs on ECO4 Flex in Scotland:

Who is eligible for an ECO4 Flex grant in Scotland?

You could be eligible for an ECO Flex grant if you own or privately rent a home with an energy rating in band D, E, F or G (priority given to E, F, G) and one of the following:

  • combined household income is less than £31,000
  • someone in your household has a severe or long term health condition that is adversely affected by living in a cold home
  • your household qualifies for other reasons relating to income and health

Why not click here to see if you are eligible & we will come back to you with some options.

What is the ECO4 Flex scheme?

ECO4 Flex is a component of the broader Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) program in the UK, designed to tackle fuel poverty and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from homes through energy-efficient improvements.

It allows local authorities to expand the eligibility criteria for households that may not meet the standard benefit criteria of ECO4 & targets low-income residents who are vulnerable to the effects of living in cold homes.

Under ECO4 Flex, local councils can refer private tenure households considered to be living in fuel poverty or on a low income for participation in energy efficiency measures. While local authorities confirm eligibility, the actual installation decisions are made by energy suppliers with the aim of improving Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ratings, ultimately customizing energy efficiency initiatives to better suit the needs of their communities.

We can quickly check if you are eligible for ECO4 Flex, or any of the other grants available. To get the ball rolling, please just fill in our quick questionnaire.

What health conditions qualify for an ECO4 Flex grant?

If someone in the household is suffering from a long-term or severe health condition that is made worse by the cold, you may be eligible for a free grant under the ECO4 Flex criteria. 

These health conditions include

  • A cardiovascular condition (e.g. angina, ischemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease)
  • A respiratory illness (e.g. asthma, COPD, emphysema, 
  • Limited mobility (e.g. arthritis)
  • Autoimmune and immunodeficiency diseases (e.g. lupus, MS, diabetes, HIV)

If anyone in your home suffers from these illnesses, we could help you apply for a free grant. You can apply here.

Is the ECO4 Flex scheme available in Scotland?

The ECO4 Flex scheme is Local Authority initiative, so not every council is taking part yet. If you contact us, we can let you know if your council is running this funding. Even if they are not, we can look at other options to get you a free grant.

What does the ECO4 Flex scheme cover?

ECO4 Flex grants in Scotland are available for:

  • solar panels
  • air source heat pumps
  • loft insulation
  • cavity wall insulation
  • internal wall insulation
  • new boilers

Just click here to see if you are eligible. It takes 2 minutes to fill in a few details & we will call you back.

Which companies can I trust to help with ECO4 Flex upgrades & grants?

Energy companies collaborate with third-party retrofit coordinators and installers to fulfill their ECO obligations. You may even have been contacted directly by these coordinators or installers regarding ECO4 & ECO4 Flex projects.

Since January 1, 2020, the government has mandated that all installers conducting ECO measures must be a Trustmark Registered Business or an equivalent certification. This requirement also applies to ECO4 measures. When approached by a company claiming to be an installer, it’s crucial to verify their credentials. Look for the following certifications to confirm their registration with a consumer protection body:

  1. For most ECO measures, they should be installed by or under the supervision of a TrustMark-registered installer, identifiable by their registration number.
  2. If the installation involves a district heating connection, the installer must be registered with Heat Trust or have equivalent consumer protection measures in place.
  3. Installers should also possess the relevant certification to uphold installation standards for the specific measure types:
    • Most installations require a PAS (Publicly Available Specification) certified installer with a registration number.
    • When dealing with low-carbon microgeneration measures (e.g., renewable heat production), the installer must be MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) accredited and listed on the MCS website.
    • For gas boiler repairs or replacements, the company should be registered with Gas Safe, which can be verified on the Gas Safe website.
    • For oil boiler repairs, installers must be registered with OFTEC (Oil Firing Technical Association), and this can be confirmed on the OFTEC website.

Naturally, we tick all of these boxes, so please fill out the questionnaire below to see if we can help you get a grant.

Are these genuine grants or a scam?

These grants are genuine. The Scottish government has introduced initiatives to reduce fuel poverty & make more homes energy efficient. You can visit their website here if you would like more info – Scottish Energy Grants.

These schemes are not to be confused with so-called “grants” or “funding” to upgrade your windows or bathrooms.

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