Fylde Council is pleased to announce the launch of the ECO4 and ECO-Flex schemes to help improve the energy efficiency of eligible households in Fylde. 

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) schemes are government-backed programmes to help households across the country reduce their energy bills and carbon emissions at no cost to the residents. This most recent iteration will be administered in Fylde through collaboration with Wise Energy. 

Further details can be found on our website by searching Grants and Home Energy Efficiency or accessing this link –  Fylde Council website. 

The ECO4 scheme provides a means for eligible residents to keep warm while saving hundreds of pounds per year through free energy efficiency upgrades, including: 

  •  Air source heat pumps 
  • Gas boiler upgrades 
  • Cavity and solid wall insulation 
  • Loft and roof insulation 
  • Solar panels 

 Qualifying properties will include: 

  • An EPC rating of E, F or G, plus D if not a rental 
  • A household income of less than £31,000 
  • Certain health conditions 
  • Most means-tested benefits 
  • Child benefits (subject to income caps) 

Properties which do not receive a qualifying benefit may still qualify through the ECO flexible eligibility mechanism, known as ECO Flex. Specifics regarding the ECO Flex eligibility can be seen in the statement of intent available on the Fylde Council website. 

Cllr Karen Buckley, Leader of Fylde Council, said: “Fylde Council is delighted to offer this scheme to assist our residents with improving their energy efficiency, reducing their bills, and keeping their homes warm for less this winter. Alongside other support such as the Affordable Warmth Grant, the Household Support Fund, and our Discretionary Energy Rebate programme, this demonstrates our commitment to helping the vulnerable in our communities. If you or anyone you know would benefit from the ECO4 or ECO Flex schemes, I would urge you to enquire immediately with our partners immediately.” 

Wise Energy are working with Fylde Council to deliver the initiative, and over the past two weeks have submitted in excess of £500,000 of measures to the energy companies. 

Vic Baines, Director of Wise Energy, said: “We are very pleased to be working in partnership with Fylde Council to secure government funding to insulate people’s properties and install renewable energy solutions. This will help to reduce our impact on global warming and at the same time reducing people’s energy costs. A win-win situation.” 

The ECO4 and ECO Flex schemes will be running in Fylde from 7 November 2022 to 31 March 2026. 

To find out if you are eligible for either ECO4 or ECO-Flex, or discuss how to apply, contact Wise Energy through one of the following methods: 

 To read more about other housing-related grants you may be eligible for, visit the Fylde Council website. 


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