ECO and ECO Flex funding

What is ECO?

Energy Company Obligation  (ECO)  is a Government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty.

Under ECO, qualifying residents in receipt of an income or disability related benefit may be eligible for partial or fully funded replacement of their boiler if it is old or defective and FREE First Time Central Heating. Using ECO funding we have already helped many households across the County install energy efficiency heating and insulation measures.


Local Government Flexible Eligibility (LA Flex)
The Government brought in a regulation that Local Authorities could make a declaration that a household was vulnerable under certain criteria even if they did not qualify for ECO.

The criteria is set out in a Statement of Intent which has been jointly agreed by all Lancashire authorities participating in the Cosy Homes initiative. 

 Blackpool CouncilBurnley Borough Council Chorley Borough Council
 Lancaster City CouncilPreston City Council Ribble Valley Borough Council
   South Ribble Borough Council