Double Glazing Grants And ECO Funding In The UK
In the quest for double glazing grants you may have come across the term “ECO Funding” before. This is probably one of the most established methods of funding energy saving measures in the UK so you need to know what it is and if you are able to tap into this source of grant funding?
So, let me do my best to explain what it is and how it works and answer the question can ECO funding cover double glazing grants in the UK?
ECO3 is specifically targeting those households officially classed as being in ‘fuel poverty’. In other words those who are really struggling to heat their home. This could mean being in receipt of certain benefits which the OFGEM website lists as:
- Armed Forces Independence Payment
- Attendance Allowance
- Carer’s Allowance
- Child Benefit (on certain conditions)
- Constant Attendance Allowance
- Disability Living 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)
- Universal Credit
That still means that around 6.5 million households are eligible for ECO grant funding. It’s not a loan, there’s no need to pay anything back – it’s a financial obligation that energy companies must make out of their profits to reduce fuel poverty, energy consumption and heating costs.
What’s Next For ECO?
What’s Next For ECO?
As I said, ECO3 is scheduled to conclude by March 2022. It’s expected that it will be superseded (ECO4) and continue further. Will the next amendment of ECO funding include double glazing grants … all we can say is that we’ll keep you posted!
Double Glazing Grants and ECO Funding
Even though ECO doesn’t provide any form of double glazing grant if you tick the boxes it’s well worth applying. It could make life more comfortable and save you on heating costs.
Alternatively make contact with an energy supplier (it doesn’t even need to be the one you buy your energy from). All the major companies are obligated and have money ready to spend.