ECO4 funding within Housing Associations
Anesco works with registered housing associations across Great Britain, providing access to ECO4 funding for first-time central heating projects and a range of insulation measures, including cavity wall, solid wall and loft insulation, designed to benefit the most vulnerable within the community.
We currently have funding available under the ECO scheme which could be used to make a difference to all eligible properties within your portfolio.
When assessing the eligibility for ECO funding it is worth noting that all properties must have a low Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E, F or G. Furthermore, properties that are rented at a rate that is below the market value will also qualify for certain eco funding solutions. The measures available aim to improve the energy efficiency of the property and in turn make it more comfortable for the tenant, they will also support your carbon emission reduction strategies.
- Cavity wall insulation
- Solid wall insulation
- Flat roof insulation
- Underfloor insulation
- Loft insulation
- Room in roof insulation
- First time central heating
- Air source heat pumps
At this stage, housing associations are not eligible for all measures currently available under the Energy Company Obligation, for example: boiler grants, upgrades to boilers and properties with inefficient energy storage heaters are all excluded.
Tenants looking to access ECO energy grants or funding must contact their housing association.
What is ECO funding?
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) – and its latest iteration ECO4 – was introduced by the government to help tackle fuel poverty and reduce the country’s carbon emissions.
Under the current ECO scheme, large energy suppliers must fund energy efficiency upgrades to some of the country’s most vulnerable households. The measures available under ECO are designed to improve the warmth and energy efficiency of the property which will reduce bills and also carbon emissions.
As a managing agent for the ECO Scheme, Anesco has access to funding under the ECO scheme, ECO4, which was introduced in April 2022 and superseded ECO3. Anesco has has already established partnerships for ECO4 funding.
Why work with Anesco?
As a highly successful managing agent for the ECO scheme, Anesco is experienced in working with housing associations to help deliver energy efficiency measures that tackle fuel poverty.
We understand the practicalities and challenges associated with driving carbon reduction strategies across communities, and the issues faced by housing associations when it comes to dealing with vulnerable residents, including the elderly, and those in receipt of certain benefits.
We operate a robust onboarding process for our approved ECO installers to ensure that the work is conducted to the highest standards. As part of our service, we will work closely with you to enable you to make the most of the funding available and ensure the smooth delivery of all measures, benefiting you and your tenants.