ECO4 Funding

For qualifying households in Scotland, the Government is providing funding to pay for new boilers and renewable heating systems. It means a warmer and more energy-efficient home with lower heating costs.

If you receive certain benefits like Pension Credit, Universal Credit, or Housing Benefits, you’re probably eligible for the ECO4 scheme. If you don’t receive any of these, you might still qualify through your council’s ECO4 Flex rules. The ECO4 Flex rules apply if your yearly income is under £31,000, you have a health condition worsened by living in a cold home, or you’re vulnerable to cold home effects. The ECO4 Scheme is open until March 2026.

  • Solar panels
  • Air source heat pumps
  • Ground source heat pumps
  • Biomass boilers
  • New gas boiler replacements
  • Insulation

What is the ECO4 Scheme?

ECO4 is part of the Government’s plan to improve housing that is currently not energy efficient. Property that is home to low-income and vulnerable families can be upgraded for free. That means a more comfortable place to live for those who need it most. At the same time, it will cost less to heat the home, and environmental air quality will be improved for all of us.

  • Homeowners or private tenants
  • Individuals who get income-related benefits
  • Properties with low EPC Score
  • Properties with inefficient heating systems

Do I Qualify for a ECO4 Grant?

If you qualify under the ECO4 scheme, you will receive the home upgrades 100% free of charge – there is nothing to pay for the products or the installation.

  • Your home EPC rating must currently be D, E, F or G.
You must also be claiming one of the following:
  • Child Benefit
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income Support
  • Tax Credits (Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits)
  • Universal Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Pension Credit Saving Credit
Or a person within the household is suffering from long-term ill health. Due to one of the following conditions:
  • Cardiovascular condition
  • Respiratory condition
  • Immunosuppression
  • Limited mobility

Ask us at the McInnes Group about installing your solar panels, air source heat pump, ground source heat pump or biomass boiler under the ECO4 scheme. You could have your system installed for free!