ECO4 – Flexibility Scheme
ECO4 Flexibility Explained
Before the Government’s ECO Scheme rules were updated householders would only qualify for central heating grants if they received one of the qualifying State Benefits. ECO4 Flex changed this.
Now the ECO4 Flexibility (ECO4 Flex), is a household referral mechanism which enables suppliers, local authorities, to target low-income households who are unlikely to be in receipt of the scheme’s standard approach to fulfilling eligibility. Homeowners and private tenants may qualify for ECO Flex Central Heating Grants even if they don’t receive benefits, are living on a low income and spend a high proportion on heating their home.
There are four separate qualifying routes to identify low income and vulnerable households under ECO Flex Grants Rules. Each Local Authority can choose to adopt one or more of these options. Options 2 and 4 can also be used by Energy Suppliers.
Route 1: ECO Flex Central Heating Grants – Household Income
Route 2: ECO Flex Central Heating Grants – Targeting Low Income & Vulnerable Households
Route 3: ECO Flex Central Heating Grants – NHS Referrals
Route 4: ECO Flex Central Heating Grants – Bespoke Targeting
Local authorities may ask you to apply with us first before they will consider you under Eco Flex, so don’t delay and apply to Energy Smart today! It only takes under 60 seconds and could save you up to 40% on your energy bills. Simply apply by filling out the short form below: