ECO Flexibility assistance
You may be eligible for a grant for improvements to your home thermal efficiency, such as:
- new central heating systems
- upgrades to existing heating systems
- insulation measures
Under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Local Flexibility and ECO 3, the major energy producers/suppliers are required by central government to make funds available and allocate to qualifying householders. This allows them to install fully-funded or subsidised energy saving measures in the home, which have been declared eligible by the council (see our Statement of Intent (pdf 3MB) (SOI))
Am I eligible to apply?
To be eligible, households will need to have:
- a net income of £30,000 or less; and
- an EPC (Energy Performance Rating) of D or below
How do I apply?
We do not provide the ECO funding to eligible householders; it is provided directly by the major energy producers/suppliers to the installers. There are a number of installing companies working across the district to provide ECO; the names of which are listed below. Each of these installing companies must sign our Memorandum of Understanding (pdf 25KB).
The installing companies will undertake an initial survey on your property to confirm what measures are needed; assist with the paperwork, submit the relevant documentation to North Devon Council for our approval, provide details of the cost and any contribution you may be required to make eg. in some situations the grant available may be insufficient to cover the full cost of required work. You may be eligible for a ‘warm up’ grant to assist with these cost (See 'Warm up grants' below).
The contractual relationship is between you (the householder) and the installer.
Please note: We make no recommendation, nor can we endorse any specific company. Inclusion on the list merely indicates that an installer has been approved to work under our SOI (the order of listing shows simply which company applied soonest).
Happy Energy Solutions Ltd t/a HEAT Project (Unit 1, New Road, Perranporth, Cornwall, TR6 0DL)
City Energy (Coptic House, 4-5 Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF10 5EE)
Anstee Environmental Ltd (6 Mill lane, East Coker, Yeovil, BA22 9LE)
Energy WON (Unit 2, Shipton Close, Worcester, WR4 9NX)
Warm up grants - up to £2,000
These grants, up to a maximum £2,000 per property, provide top up funding for energy efficiency measures where energy providers are part funding energy efficiency measures under their Energy Company Obligation (ECO) or to fund energy efficiency measures which do not attract Energy Company Obligation, for example insulation to mobile homes and the installation of central heating for the first time.
Works will generally include:
- Mains gas boiler replacement,
- Loft insulation,
- Cavity wall insulation,
- Non-gas boiler replacements,
- Replacement storage heaters,
- Internal or external wall insulation,
- Room in roof insulation,
- Flat roof insulation
To qualify for the top up grant, applicants must have applied to an installing company under Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Local Flexibility and ECO 3. The installing company will assist with the paperwork and submit the relevant documentation to North Devon Council for our approval.
The grant will normally be paid direct to contractors and no grant will be paid until a satisfactory invoice has been received and the works have been carried out to the satisfaction of the client and council