Energy companies obligation

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a UK government scheme that requires larger energy companies to help provide energy efficiency measures to low-income households and properties that are more difficult to treat.

If you are eligible, you can get this support from any identified supplier, whether or not they are your energy supplier. Visit Ofgem’s website to find out more about the scheme.

You can also call the Healthy Homes Ealing telephone line to learn if you qualify for ECO funding, on 0800 083 2265 (available Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm).

Measures included in the ECO scheme 

  • Insulation (for example, cavity wall, loft, solid wall insulation - internal solid wall and external solid wall)
  • Heating controls
  • First time central heating
  • Non-gas boilers
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Renewable heating

If you are a tenant or a leaseholder, you will need the agreement of the landlord before you can have any work done under the scheme. 

Landlords may also apply under the scheme; however, replacement or the repair of broken heating systems is the responsibility of the landlord. If you are a landlord, you will need the agreement of the tenant or leaseholder before you can have any work done under the scheme. 

To view full eligibility criteria, please see the council’s energy statement of intent.