Supporting fuel poor homes and those most in need
Caerphilly County Borough Council is working with Energy Companies and Cardiff Capital Region (CCR; representing the ten local authorities of Southeast Wales) to support households in poorly insulated homes - making those households more energy efficient and helping lessen the impact of rising energy bills.
Working with our partners, we aim to draw government funding, to reduce or eliminate the cost of these energy efficiency upgrades.
As part of the national ECO4 scheme, EDF and other energy companies will be investing in energy efficiency community schemes to support ‘fuel poor’ homes and those households that include individuals with health conditions exacerbated by living in a cold home.
Statement of intent for ECO4 (PDF)
Through our partnership with CCR and EDF, we are encouraging applications for the ECO4 scheme, from households that own or privately rent their homes and meet the following criteria:
Have an existing EPC on their home rated E or below, and
Receive welfare support, or
Have a household income of below £31,000, or
Have a qualifying health condition, e.g. cardiovascular, respiratory, immunosuppressed or limited mobility.
If you are unsure what your property’s EPC rating is currently registered as, please check here.
For homes which are currently off-gas and heated by electric, solid fuel, LPG or oil, typical funded measures can include:
For homes which are currently heated by gas, the following criteria applies:
Your existing gas boiler must be a back boiler or floor standing boiler
Your existing gas boiler would be typically at least 18 years old
Your existing boiler is a non-condensing boiler
To find out if you qualify and apply now, you can contact EDF’s nominated ECO4 installer for this scheme - City Energy - by clicking on the web link and completing the survey on the website.
The start of a longer journey to help with energy efficiency
Unfortunately, not every home or household will be suitable or eligible for funding support at this time.
The positive news is that is the start of a longer-term plan with CCR, where different sources of funding or finance will be blended to encourage take up of energy efficiency measures, whilst prioritising help for fuel-poor households.
We’re also aware that some households may be elderly or vulnerable and will need additional support during the process of applying for the installation of funded energy efficiency measures in their home.
Caerphilly County Borough Council will ensure that EDF and its nominated installer take every care when dealing with these households - including best practice safeguarding measures such as having a carer or relative on site.
The ECO4 and ECO Flex schemes will be running in Caerphilly CBC from 18 May 2023 to 31 March 2026.
If you accept energy efficiency measures under this scheme, please be aware that the contract will be between the homeowner and the contractor, and not Caerphilly County Borough Council.
The Council will accept no responsibility for any loss incurred or may be incurred under this particular scheme.