What Are Eco 3 Grants

Eco 3 Grants are a follow on for Eco 1 & 2 as part of The UK Government aim for the country to be carbon neutral by the year 2050.

In 2019 legislation was passed into law that committed the Government to a legally binding target of net zero emissions by that year and so funding is still available via the Energy Companies to upgrade heating and insulation.

This legislation seeks to build on reducing carbon emissions and further create green jobs in the process.

The funding is achieved by a levy on every fuel bill payer and is around 1.5 % of householder’s bills.


The energy company obligation (ECO3) scheme provides grants usually to those on low income benefits  to fund energy efficiency upgrades to homes to reduce emissions, electricity and energy bills.

If you have old heating , minimal insulation and are on a low income, you should consider applying for AN Eco 3 Grant as you could be eligible.

What Grants Are Available On Eco 3

 Eco 3 funding is available for new heating systems, Heating upgrades and insulation.

See below measures.

  • Eco 3 Free boiler Scheme
  • First time central heating ,
  • Loft  &  cavity wall insulation
  • Free storage heaters
  • Free Household Insulation
  • Some solar included too.


The ECO3 scheme has grants for:

  • Benefits claimants ( HHCRO Scheme )
  • Non Benefits Claimants ( LA Flex Schemes )

Eco 3 Funding Eligibility -Benefits Claimants

Green Deal Grants - Free Cavity Insulation
Free Home Insulation

Your eligibility for a grant under the ECO3 scheme is determined by whether you receive one of below-mentioned benefits:

  • Armed Forces Payment
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Child Benefit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Pension Credit Guarantee
  • Income Related ESA / JSA
  • Industrial Injuries Benefit
  • Disability Allowance
  • Personal Independence Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Income Support / JSA
  • Employment & Support Allowance

Eco 3 Funding Eligibility Non Benefits Claimants   (Local Council Schemes)

To be eligible for eco funding:

  • Your household must meets the income threshold
  • The applicant must have an existing health condition
  • The applicant must meet the Criteria as per the councils Statement OF intent

Can Social Housing Apply For An Eco 3 Grant

Free Home Insulation

You may also be eligible for a grant if you live in social housing with an EPC rating of E, F or G.


To find your home’s EPC rating, look on the Government EPC Register.

You can access the Register here


Enter your postcode and your street  / home will come up. If an EPC has been carried out in the last 12 years, your home will come up and you can then access it.

Can Tenants Access Eco 3 Grants?


Private tenants do need written permission from their landlords.

How To Apply For An  Eco 3 Grant

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You May Qualify For A Warm Front Grant!

Take A Short Survey To See If You Qualify For:

  • Free Storage Heaters
  • Free 1st Time Central Heating
  • Free Home Insulation Check