ECO was set up in 2013 to help fund installation and repairs of heating and insulation, to help qualifying low-income households cut their fuel bills.
Eligibility for ECO depends on a number of factors, like tenure, benefits and tax credits. In some areas, conditions are set locally, perhaps by a local council to help households experiencing fuel poverty or who are on a low income and have health vulnerabilities. Some particularly inefficient social housing properties can also access this funding, which is usually organised through social landlords.
Improvements are usually made by contactors and managing agents, or sometimes by the energy suppliers themselves.
Call Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 to check whether you are likely to be eligible.
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