You can find out if you qualify by completing our 45 second online application.

If you qualify, a member of the Retrospect Team will contact you to discuss the next steps for booking in your free, no obligation survey.

The ECO4 Scheme is a government-backed obligation made by energy companies to help low-income and vulnerable households tackle fuel poverty in the UK. This is done through energy companies providing grants to help cover the cost of energy-efficient upgrades for households whose annual earnings are less than £31,000 a year, claim benefits or have long term health problems. The upgrades result in lower energy consumption, energy bills and make your home warmer.

  • Solar PV
  • Air Source Heat Pump
  • External Wall Insulation
  • Cavity Wall Insulation 
  • Room in Roof Insulation
  • Internal Wall Insulation
  • Loft Insulation
  • Gas Boilers

The measures that you receive will depend on your house’s build and current energy performance rating, which will be taken into account to determine which energy saving solutions are right for you. 


If you claim these benefits you could be eligible:

  • Income based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA),
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA),
  • Income Support (IS),
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit (PCGC),
  • Working Tax Credit (WTC),
  • Child Tax Credit (CTC),
  • Universal Credit (UC),
  • Housing Benefit,
  • Pension Credit Savings Credit (PCSC),

Long term health problems

Health Problems covered under the ECO4 scheme include:

  1. Cardiovascular condition
  2. Respiratory disease
  3. Limited mobility
  4. Immunosuppression

Annual earnings

If your household earns less than 31k per year.

Measures under ECO4 can be delivered to social housing with an EPC energy efficiency rating of D, E, F, and G, where the premises are let below the market rate.

An EPC rating stands for Energy Performance Certificate rating. It is a measure of the energy efficiency of a building or property. The EPC rating can help find out if you qualify for an ECO4 grant. EPC ratings are typically expressed on a scale from A to G, with A being the most energy-efficient and G the least. The rating takes into account various factors such as insulation, heating systems, windows, and lighting.

Energy Providers decide which retrofit projects to finance, the extent of funding they offer, and the choice of retrofit coordinator or installers to collaborate with. The funding amount is influenced by the type of measures and various other factors. In certain instances, you may be required to contribute to the installation expenses. It’s important to note that ECO is not a grant scheme, so different companies or installers may extend varying levels or types of support for energy efficiency or heating measures.

No, grants are non-repayable meaning you don’t need to pay the funds back. However, some grants may come with specific conditions or obligations you must fulfil.

The focus for ECO4 lies on the eligibility of the tenant rather than the landlord. In adherence to the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) for the private rented sector (PRS), the types of measures allowable under ECO4 for PRS properties are contingent on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating. The following measures are deemed eligible for PRS properties:

Properties within the PRS, occupied by a member of the HTHG or an individual identified as eligible by the local authority, with an initial SAP energy efficiency rating of E, F, and G, are qualified to receive ECO4 measures.

Domestic private rented property: minimum energy efficiency standard – landlord guidance

Homeowners private and social tenants can apply for ECO4 grants if they satisfy the eligibility requirements. However, you will need permission from your proprietor before making any improvements.

On average it takes 2 weeks from assessment to installation.

You will receive a handover pack that will contain all relevant documentation in accordance with the energy efficient upgrades you received, including warranties, guarantees, MCS Certificates and DNO’s. 

A Retrofit Assessment involves one of our friendly assessors coming to complete an in-depth inspection of your house’s current heating systems and overall energy efficiency. This helps them identify which energy efficient solutions will benefit your home the most, resulting in a tailored plan that ensures you receive the optimal package.

To qualify for the ECO scheme, your property needs to achieve a minimum improvement in the EPC band. The modifications recommended by the Retrofit Assessor must align with this standard and should be implemented to qualify for participation in the scheme.

Our team will contact you if your application isn’t successful, and we will provide feedback to help you understand why we aren’t able to process your application. Your application can be revised in the future if your circumstances change, and you believe you may be eligible. 

Do you qualify?

Do you qualify?

Find out if you qualify for FREE energy saving grants for your home.

Find out if you qualify for FREE energy saving grants for your home.