ECO3: Standard Criteria

UK Wide
  • Child Benefit (income based)
  • Child or Working Tax Credit
  • Pension Credit Guarantee
  • Income Based JSA or ESA
  • DLA or PIP
  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support
  • Carer or Attendance Allowance
  • Severe or Industrial Disablement
  • War Pension Mobility Support
  • Armed Forces Independence Allowance

ECO3: Local Authority Approved

Location Specific
  • Pregnant
  • < £35,000 disposable income
  • Children under 16
  • Aged over 60
  • Living in a Park Home
  • At risk of homelessness
  • Disabled
  • Long Term Sickness
  • Addiction problems
  • Mental Health issues
  • Condition made worse by the cold
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What can ECO3 give me?

To fall in line with the UK Government's requirements, energy companies are required to help reduce carbon emissions. This means if you qualify under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, you may be entitled to receiving the following and more:

Please note, as this is a government initiative, products and services will be either FREE or significantly subsidised.

How do I apply for ECO3 via Safe Energy SW?

You can go to our application page here. Or check first if you'll qualify for 100% Free funding.

What is ECO3? (More info)

Under ECO, medium and larger energy suppliers fund the installation of energy efficiency measures in British households.

Each obligated supplier has an overall target based on its share of the domestic energy market in Britain.

The obligated energy suppliers work with installers to introduce certain efficiency measures into your home, such as loft or wall insulation, or heating measures.

According to GOV.UK, the government’s response to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO3) consultation sets out the policy of the scheme that will run from Autumn 2018 until March 2022.

The scheme delivers energy efficiency and heating measures to homes in Great Britain, it saves you money but also reduces the carbon output, for which we all benefit. Learn more here.

The scheme’s main policies include:

  • focusing the entire scheme to support low income, vulnerable and fuel poor households
  • reducing the current supplier obligation threshold of 250,000 customer accounts (or equivalent) for the scheme, in a phased way, to 150,000 customer accounts (or equivalent) from 2020
  • requiring 15% of measures to be delivered to rural homes
  • increasing the proportion of the scheme that can be delivered under local authority flexible eligibility to 25%
  • allowing up to 10% of a suppliers’ obligation to be met through the delivery of new, innovative products
  • supporting households that have a broken heating system by allowing the equivalent of 35,000 broken heating systems to be replaced per year
  • encouraging a multiple measure approach by allowing the replacement of inefficient heating systems to be replaced (outside of the broken heating system cap) if they are installed alongside insulation
  • requiring the equivalent of at least 17,000 solid walled homes to be treated per year, either through solid wall insulation, or using a combination of other technologies (if equivalent savings can be achieved in the property)

Big energy Companies such as British Gas, N-Power, EDF, SSE, E-On and Scottish Power require smaller companies that are able to safely install heating into resident homes. Not everyone fully qualifies for a 100% free heating upgrade and thus may have to pay a contribution towards their new boiler. Each of these smaller boiler companies will receive different funding from the larger energy companies and therefore may quote varying contribution amounts. SafeEnergySW aims to find not only quality, local companies with Gas Safe Registered engineers but we also aim to find you the most affordable contribution amounts within the area.