With the price of energy rising, many people in Scotland want to know whether there is any free funding towards solar panels. It turns out that there is, and it’s called the ECO4 scheme (not to be confused with the ECO4 scheme). It provides a grant to help low-income families make energy-efficient improvements to their homes, reducing their carbon footprint and saving them money at the same time.
Who Qualifies for free funding for Solar Panels?
The government estimates that around 6.5 million households across the UK are eligible under the ECO4 scheme, which could contribute towards free funding towards solar panels. You can apply if you or your household receives child tax credit (CTC), universal credit (UC), housing benefit, pension credit savings credit, working tax credit, pension credit guarantee, income-related employment and support allowance (ESA), income support (IS) or income-based jobseekers allowance (JSA).
How does the LA Flex Scheme help?
Compared to ECO4, ECO4 has reduced eligibility. However, the local authority flexibility eligibility (LA Flex) scheme may correct this in your area. It gives local governments the authority to expand eligibility to more benefits, such as constant attendance allowance or disability living allowance (DLA), and not just those listed above. As a result, even more home may be able to qualify for free funding towards solar panels.
How to apply
First off, get in touch with us! We will start off your solar palnel funding application by first determining your eligibility using the government’s eligibility criteria. If you qualify, we’ll arrange your survey. They’ll survey your home for energy efficiency improvements, including solar panels. If all is well, they will go ahead with the installation.
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