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Home Improvements Grants – Eco 3 Grant Scheme


Eco 3 Grant Scheme

Eco 3 Grant Scheme  Home Improvements – Eco3 Scheme 2022

Do you want to make home improvents? Make a start with your home heating & insulation.

Remember that for many people on a low income, there are Eco 3 grants to help you and in many cases, you wont have to pay anything towards the cost.

There are thousands of £ worth of free measures up for grabs.

Read on and we will give you all the info on them and how to apply.





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What are Eco 3 Grants?


Eco 3 Grants come under The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) government scheme which is a scheme funded by the big six energy suppliers to help cut carbon emissions and reduce fuel poverty. You can make improvements to your home heating and insulation for FREE if on a low income or claiming a benefit such as disability etc.
These energy suppliers have been given targets ( set in law ) to help households reduce their heating bills by funding energy efficiency measures.
The types of measures available through ECO Grants  include loft insulation, cavity wall insulation, solid wall insulation and boiler replacement and storage heater replacement.
See The Govuk  website for full details HERE

What Other Names Are These Grants Known As ?


Central Heating Grants
Central Heating Grants
Other names that the general public refer to these schemes are:
Green Homes Grant
Warm Front Grant
Affordable Warmth Scheme
Eco 3 Scheme
Green Deal Scheme

Will You Have To Pay Back The Home Improvement Grant In The Future ?

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If you are awarded a  home improvement grant under the government eco scheme, you will not have to repay anything back in the future, even if you move home.

Funding has been set aside by the Big Energy Companies who raise this money by a levy on all UK fuel bills. This levy is approx £29 per year which is paid by all utility users.

Do not feel guilty as in effect they are only giving you your money back!

The grant and warranty will be awarded free of charge as long as you meet the very strict criteria.

What Is The Criteria For A Eco 3 Grant ?


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To qualify you must satisfy the criteria below . You must :

  1. Be a resident at the property and receives a qualifying benefit  (see below) or be on a low income
  2. Be a home owner or private tenant
  3. Have old heating that needs upgrading ( or no heating )
  4. Have little or no insulation.

Qualifying Benefits For The Eco 3 Scheme



The occupant of the property must be the recipient of one of the following benefits, credits or allowances as listed below:

  • Child Benefit as long as the income does not exceed
    • Single Parents:
      • 1 child = £18.5k
      • 2 child = £23k
      • 3 child = £27.5k
      • 4+ child = £32k
    • Dual Parent Household
      • 1 child = £25.5k
      • 2 child = £30k
      • 3 child = £34.5k
      • 4+ child = £39k
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income Support
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Mobility Supplement
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Tax Credits (Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits)

What Eco 3 Grants Are Available?



Boiler Grants  – small contribution required for most properties. Expect to pay up to £999

Free Boilers & Underfloor Insulation

Free Storage Heater Grants – small contribution required for most properties

Free Loft Insulation

Free Cavity Wall Insulation

Free Internal Wall Insulation –  ( electric properties only)

Free Room In Roof Insulation   ( electric properties only)

Free First Time Central Heating Grants


Eco 3 Application Form





Want To Check  Eligibility For A Home Improvement  Grant?


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Depending on where you live, there are different ways to check your eligibility:
England and Wales
Check the government’s Simple Energy Advice website or phone 0800 444 202.
Contact Home Energy Scotland , or phone 0808 808 2282.


Has The Eco 3 Scheme Been A Success ?



Eco 3 has been well received by the general public and take up has been excellent across the UK.

Millions of homes have now enjoyed all free measures below since these schemes started back in 2013.

  • Free boilers
  • Free Central Heating
  • free replacement storage heaters
  • free loft & Cavity wall insulation
  • Free Home Insulation
Millions of £ have been spent by the government which has gone a long way to alleviate fuel poverty and cut carbon emmisions. The Eco Scheme is ongoing with Eco 4 due to make an appearance in April 2022 when a whole house approach for insulation will be the main focus.


 Do Social Housing  Qualify for an ECO3 grant?

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Yes – Your eligibility for a grant under the Energy Company Obligation or ECO3 scheme is determined by whether or not you receive one of below-mentioned benefits and that your household meets the income criteria.
You will be eligible for a grant if you live in social housing with an EPC rating of E, F or G.

Apply Here For An Eco 3 Grant


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