ECO4 Scheme

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) is a government provided energy-efficiency scheme that is designed to tackle fuel poverty and also reduce carbon emissions.


ECO is a scheme that is administered by Ofgem and is delivered by your energy company. ECO4 is aimed towards the least energy-efficient homes and households that are within fuel poverty.

Some of the measures that may be installed are:

  • insulation
  • boilers and central heating
  • solar and renewable energy technologies


To apply you must meet both of the following eligibility criteria:

  • you must be in receipt of means tested benefits
  • you must live in a property with an energy performance certificate rating of D, E, F or G

ECO Flex

ECO Flex is a household referral mechanism that falls within the ECO4 Scheme which allows us to use a wider eligibility criteria for ECO.


To apply you must meet any of the following criteria:

  • income – households with a gross household income of under £31,000
  • proxies – households that meet a combination of two proxies (examples of proxies include homes in areas of high multiple deprivation and households receiving a Council Tax rebate)
  • NHS referral – households identified as low-income and vulnerable, with an occupant whose health conditions may be impacted further by living in a cold home

This is just a brief overview of the eligibility, please see the central and south Lincolnshire councils' statement of intent [pdf / 541 KB] for the full eligibility criteria.

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If you want to know more about ECO4-flex and whether you are likely to be eligible, please contact our Local Authority Partner at Yorkshire Energy Services by telephone: 03309 126199. Alternatively you can contact your energy supplier directly.

Some energy suppliers ECO pages are:

If your supplier does not appear in this list, it does not mean they don't offer ECO funding and we recommend you contact them directly.

If you would like to speak to a member of West Lindsey District Council you can email:

West Lindsey District Council are approving residents eligibility under the ECO Flex eligibility criteria and are not involved in the work taking place on any premises. West Lindsey District Council are not liable for any work that is carried out on a residents house. The responsibility of following up on work and quality of works delivered is the responsibility of the resident. Any complaints regarding your installer should be made to OFGEM or your energy provider.

For more information about the scheme please see OFGEM's FAQs for domestic consumers and landlords page.