Carbon Saving Obligation

What is The Carbon Saving Obligation?

The carbon saving obligation is a UK government initiative, part of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and until October 2018.

The latest version of this initiative, known as the ECO4 scheme), utilises ECO4 funding to help fund low income households. This funding specifically aids in covering the costs of cavity wall insulation and solid walls, which are typically more challenging to insulate.

The carbon saving obligation hadย  also been referred to as the Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation (CERO).

Numerous energy companies have committed to this government energy support programme. Their aim? To assist low-income and vulnerable households struggling with fuel poverty. By participating, these companies are not only supporting households but also contributing to the broader goal of carbon emissions reduction. Through the scheme, energy companies can implement energy efficiency measures, like energy-saving heating systems, which can substantially lower heating costs for those burdened with high energy bills.

If you’re pondering, “Am I eligible for this funding?” you can check your eligibility now.

Do I Qualify for Funding?

If you own/rent a property that requires cavity walls insulation or solid walls insulation and receive the correct combination of income-related benefits you’re likely to qualify for insulation grants.


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More Information About The Carbon Saving Community Obligation (CSCO)

There is a community element to the government carbon emissions reduction obligation scheme because their aim is to help lower the entire countryโ€™s carbon footprint in the green deal. The government energy grant funding provides a range of home insulation improvements primarily for low income families, including:

  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Solid and internal wall insulation
  • Electric Storage Heaters (as replacement of old, inefficient electric heating system)
  • Room in roof insulation
  • Loft insulation
  • Air source heat pumps

By allowing hardship grants for single mothers or in general any free grants for low income families and vulnerable households in the UK, whether they own their own home or it is privately rented, the governmentโ€™s green deal ECO4 plan can lower our carbon footprint for a brighter future no matter what the personal circumstances of individuals.

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See if you qualify for Carbon Saving Obligation Grant

Am I Eligible for Carbon Saving Obligation Funding?

Because the carbon saving community obligation scheme is a subsection of the government Energy Company Obligationย  scheme, it means if you have already qualified for that, you will be accepted for this funding.

Check out our ECO4 Scheme page for more information.

Grants eligibility includes:

  • Owning your own home or privately renting one
  • Have a high carbon emitting home
  • Receive income related benefits

The benefits that qualify as income related are:


Child Tax Credits (CTC)


Housing Benefit (NEW under ECO4!)


Income based Jobseekers allowance (JSA)


Income related Employment & Support Allowance (ESA)


Income Support (IS)


Child Benefits


Pension Credit Guarantee Credit


Pension Credit Savings Credit (NEW under ECO4!)


Universal Credit (UC)


Warm Homes Discount Scheme


Working Tax Credit (WTC)

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Can I Still Apply for Funding even if I wasnโ€™t a part of the ECO3 or ECO2 Scheme?

You can apply to the ECO scheme at any point. We are in the ECO4 phase of the carbon saving obligation and carbon emissions reduction obligation that replaced ECO 3 scheme as of April 2022. It will last until 2026 when ECO5 Scheme is reported to start under new rules. Just because you didnโ€™t realise about this green deal scheme before now, doesnโ€™t mean you have to miss out. If you are eligible for the funding, you can apply when you want.

Just like the previous ECO2 scheme, nothing lasts forever, the ECO 3 grant closed in March 2022. It was, however, replaced by ECO4 that introduced different set of qualifying benefits to recive funding among other changes.

Why Should I Apply for Carbon Saving Obligation Funding?

Much of the housing stock in the UK is old, which means cavity walls or solid walls are difficult to treat, or loft insulation which no longer holds up to the department of energy district heating systems standard. The carbon saving obligation funding from the UK government is specifically directed towards homes with this problem. If your home has this issue, here are reasons why you should check whether you qualify today:

  • More energy efficient
  • Less expensive to heat your homeย 
  • Less expensive to insulateย 

You could be saving a lot of money and helping the environment with this green deal, so why not apply?

How Can We Help You with the Carbon Saving Obligation?

Here at UK Energy Support, we are a part of the energy company obligation ECO has in place and we want to play a part in helping the government with their carbon emission reduction targets.

We want to help you with heating systems or insulating your home (whether that is loft insulation or solid wall insulations, etc). Not only are we a company that strictly adheres to government ECO guidance, but we have many happy customers that have benefited from our years of experience. We can help see if youโ€™re eligible for carbon saving obligation funding if you contact us today. You can also check other Government Grants for house Repairs, or read more about Energy Crisis Support Scheme if you’re interested.

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Other reasons to contact usย are:

  • ECO4 UK government scheme experts
  • 2 minute application
  • 100% free grant
  • Happy customers all around the UK
  • No obligation for you
  • Full data protection

You can be a homeowner, or private tenant (but make sure to get permission from your landlord first) to be entitled to carbon saving community obligation funding.

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Apply Today & reduce your carbon footprint

The ECO4 funding is available to cover all the costs associated with energy efficiency measures. Check your eligibility today and enjoy your home energy efficiency upgrade free of charge s part of the carbon saving obligation!