Support with heating and insulation (Energy Company Obligation)
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and Great British Insulation Scheme (GBIS) are government energy efficiency initiatives.
ECO is in its fourth round (known as ECO4), and runs until March 2025. GBIS is a new initiative from September 2023, and runs until March 2026.
The schemes focus on supporting low income, vulnerable and fuel-poor private households.
They do this by providing home energy efficiency measures such as insulation and upgrading inefficient heating.
Under ECO, insulation, first time central heating and heating upgrades are available.
Under GBIS, households could receive one insulation measure. If the household is on a low income, they may also get upgraded controls on their heating systems.
The measures available are subject to surveys and funding.
As part of the initiatives, larger energy companies must identify and provide funding for energy saving measures in eligible households.
For more information, see: