ECO Scheme Heating and Insulation Grants

Under Floor Insulation Grants from the Government's ECO4 Scheme

If you have Under Floor Insulation Installed under the ECO Scheme, You May Qualify for a Grant to Replace your Broken Mains Gas Boiler

If you live in the Liverpool city council area, please apply for your under floor insulation grant HERE.

Grants are available from Liverpool City Council’s Sustainable Warmth Fund and the rules are less strict than those for ECO4.

Under Floor Insulation Grants

To qualify for under floor insulation grants, the ground floor of your home MUST have suspended wooden floors, NOT concrete floors.

You must also receive one of the following State Benefits, Tax Credits or Allowances or qualify under ECO Flex rules:

  • Pension Credit – Guarantee Credit
  • Pension Credit – Savings Credit

(Over one million pensioners are entitled to Pension Credit but don’t claim it. To check whether you are eligible click HERE go to the Government website.)

  • Universal Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income-Based Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income Support
  • Child Benefit (subject to maximum household income thresholds)
  • Housing Benefit

ECO Flex Rules allow local councils to recommend that a householder qualifies for the gas central heating grants for pensioners scheme without the need to receive one of the qualifying benefits above.

If you qualify for Under Floor Insulation Grants AND have under floor insulation installed you may also qualify for a grant to replace your broken mains gas boiler.

Both jobs will be carried out by the same installation company, within a week or so of each other.

Under Floor Insulation Grants from the Government’s ECO Scheme

Under Floor Insulation

Insulating under the floorboards on the ground floor of your home could save you around £40 a year from your heating bills.

At the same time as installing under floor insulation, the installer will seal the gaps between the floors and the skirting boards to reduce draughts.

However, many newer homes have concrete ground floors and we cannot insulate those under the Under Floor Insulation Grants Scheme.

The ground floor of your home MUST have suspended wooden floors. The easiest way to check is to turn back the carpet in a corner of a GROUND FLOOR room to see whether the floor is concrete or wood. It could be wooden floor boards or wooden sheets.

Another way of checking, is by looking at the external brickwork of your home. If you have air bricks below the damp proof membrane at ground level, your home will have suspended wooden floors. This is because the air bricks allow ventilation below your ground floor, something not possible with concrete floors.

Under Floor Insulation Grants from the Government’s ECO Scheme

Under Floor Insulation Grant Application Form

Step 1 of 2

  • 1. Your Details:

  • We need this to confirm that you qualify for a cavity wall insulation grant