We have helped over 25,000 householders to apply for an ECO Grant since the scheme started early in 2013.
Grants for electric storage heaters help to replace broken electric storage heaters with energy efficient electric storage heaters so that low income householders can reduce their energy bills.
The value of your electric storage heater grant depends on the type of home you live in, how many bedrooms it has and how well insulated it is. Sometimes, electric storage heater grants don’t cover the full cost of replacing all of your broken electric storage heaters and a contribution may be required towards the cost.
The ECO Scheme is a Government initiative which is designed to help low income households to replace broken heating systems with new energy efficient heating systems.
Major changes to the ECO Scheme were introduced in October 2018 and now, only home owners will qualify for grants to replace broken heating systems. The Government has introduced legislation to make landlords of privately rented homes responsible for providing a working heating system in homes they rent out.
Consequently, grants for electric storage heaters are not available for tenants of privately rented homes. Neither are they available to tenants in council or housing association owned homes or to those living in shared ownership homes.
The other major change was to limit grants for electric storage heaters to householders who receive one of the qualifying State Benefits, Tax Credits or other Allowances. However, the number of qualifying benefits has been increased to include Child Benefit, DLA, PIP and other DWP administered or MOD administered allowances. Click HERE for full ECO Scheme qualifying rules.