The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty.
Energy companies can spend up to a maximum of 10% of their affordable warmth obligation by installing energy saving measures in homes that have been declared eligible by local authorities.
Local authorities must publish a statement of intent that defines who is eligible for assistance.
Four local authorities within North Yorkshire including Hambleton, Scarborough, Richmondshire and Ryedale have worked together to produce a common criteria to identify who would be eligible. The Statement of Intent document outlines who is eligible for this scheme.
Who is eligible?
The council have funding available to provide residents with insulation, brand new A-rated boilers, and first time central heating for free in the majority of cases.
Richmondshire residents who are eligible for the scheme may be able to receive funding towards the costs of home heating upgrades and insulation measures to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce their fuel bills.
You may qualify for funding if:
- You receive certain benefits (eg Universal Credit, Disability Living Allowance, etc)
- You have a household income below £21,000 after rent/mortgage
- Have high energy bills
- Are over 70 years of age
- Have a health condition made worse by the cold (eg cardiovascular condition, chronic respiratory condition)
- Have a young family
- You are pregnant
How do I apply?
Richmondshire District Council are working with YES Energy Solutions who are managing the scheme on behalf of the council.
Installations will be completed through YES Energy Solutions’ network of accredited local contractors.
The scheme is on a first come first served basis. Residents who think that they may qualify for the scheme should call YES Energy Solutions on 01422 880100.