ECO Flexible Eligibility

The Local Authority Flexible Eligibility scheme is a new Government initiative which enables local authorities set their own criteria for low income or fuel poor households to access energy company grants towards insulation and heating improvements.

The Council intends that residents who are on a low income and :

  • have a long term health condition, or

  • are aged over 60, or

  • live in an EPC E, F or G rated property, or

  • are eligible for other schemes operated by the Affordable Warmth Network

will be eligible for Energy Company Obligation Help to Heat funding. The Council's Statement of Intent gives further information.

If you think you may be eligible, contact the Affordable Warmth Helpline on 0800 107 0044 or email

Please note that being eligible for the scheme does not guarantee that heating or insulation measures will be installed, or that measures can be installed free of charge.