Local Authority Flexible Eligibility Statement Of Intent

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) requires large energy companies to help improve the energy efficiency of domestic homes by discounting the cost of improvement works. This applies to certain households who are struggling to pay their energy bills and are defined as being in fuel poverty.

You can apply for funding to help to cover the cost of:

  • Loft insulation
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Gas boiler replacements
  • Oil boiler replacements
  • External wall insulation
  • Internal wall insulation
  • Room in roof insulation
  • Underfloor insulation
  • Electric storage heaters


The Government has now also given local authorities the ability to identify vulnerable households in their areas which could benefit from these improvements. The new scheme is called ECO Flexible Eligibility.

Scarborough Borough Council has jointly published criteria, in a statement of intent, enabling us to identify households that would benefit from such improvements under ECO flex. Improvements are often fully funded where the household meets particular criteria and is at risk of fuel poverty. Scarborough Borough Council is currently working with the following partners to deliver improvement under the scheme.

YES Energy Solutions - 01422 880100 (insulation, boiler replacements)
J & J Crump & Son - 01347 440911 (insulation, boiler replacements)
Eco Providers - 07913 102 635 (Room in Roof/ internal wall insulation, electric heating)