The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government scheme to help tackle fuel poverty in the UK and reduce carbon emissions.

As an ECO participant, Bulb will help fund the installation of energy efficient features in members’ homes, giving households better control over their energy and helping lower their energy costs. 

Some of the energy saving improvements available under the ECO scheme include:

  • replacing broken boilers
  • replacing old electric heaters with storage heaters, or upgrading existing storage heaters
  • insulating walls, lofts and boilers
  • installing central heating systems in homes that have never had central heating before

Qualifying for ECO funding

To be eligible for funding under the ECO scheme, you must get at least one of the following state benefits:

  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer's Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit (eligibility depends on your annual household income and how many children you've got)
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • the Guarantee Credit part of Pension Credit
  • income-based Jobseeker's Allowance 
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance 
  • Income Support
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Universal Credit 
  • War Pensions Mobility Supplement
  • Working Tax Credit

Applying for ECO funding

The funding application process is managed by MyEcoHome. To apply, visit MyEcoHome - they’ll ask you some questions about your property and your household circumstances. 

If you’re eligible, MyEcoHome will be in touch to take you through the next steps.

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