The Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO).
Shropshire Green Energy Centre are a local company that has been working in the energy sector for many years and is able to offer energy efficient products including Cavity Wall and Loft Insulation, First Time Central Heating and Broken Boiler Replacements.
We have secured ECO3 funding for specific measures where the properties / tenants criteria can be assessed to see if a grant can be allocated. We work directly with more than one of the large national energy suppliers and are in a position to offer substantial funding towards energy efficient measures. If you also require a new EPC following the installation, we can also arrange this (POA).
ECO3 Affordable Warmth (HHCRO) Funding – Home Owners & Private Tenants
If you are a home owner or live in private rented accommodation (please see measure table), and are in receipt of any of the following benefits you will qualify for HHCRO funding:
|HHCRO (Benefits 1)||Must receive one or more of the following benefits administered by DWP:|
Pension Guarantee Credit
Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
Income Related Employment & Support Allowance
Working Tax Credit
Child Tax Credit
Disability Living Allowance
Personal Independence Payment
Severe Disablement Allowance
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
|HHCRO (Benefits 2)||Must receive one or more of the following benefits administered by the Ministry of Defence (Veterans UK):|
War Pensions Mobility Supplement
Constant Attendance Allowance
Armed Forces Independence Payments
|HHCRO (Benefits 3)||Must receive Child Benefit with a household income below the relevant threshold:|
Must have signed self-declaration form to prove the resident has the correct household income.
Flexible Eligibility / LA Flex / Statements of Intent (Sol) from local councils – Home Owners
Each council has (or are in the process of) published their criteria to help more people access funding. Through their own research the council has put together a statement of intent for their resident’s needs and to help those that are in fuel poverty. We are helping local councils to maximise the uptake of energy efficient measures in their area.
A boiler cap was introduced during this scheme but there is limited funding still available, the grant will provide a new A rated boiler for the property and reduced install costs.
Please note that not all Local Authorities have published a SoI.
Find out if your Council has a SoI.
|Measure||Homeowner||Private Renting Tenant|
Property must have an EPC in band E or above
|Cavity wall insulation||Yes||Yes|
Property must have an EPC in band E or above.
|Broken gas boiler replacement||Yes|
The boiler must be broken or uneconomical to repair.
|First time central heating||Yes|
There must be no evidence of radiators in the property and any electric storage heaters must be broken/inefficient (responsiveness rating of 0.2 or less) and uneconomical to repair.
Property must have an EPC in band E or above. There must be no evidence of radiators in the property and any electric storage heaters must be broken/inefficient (responsiveness rating of 0.2 or less) and uneconomical to repair.