South Hams District Council covers some post code areas within TQ1-13, PL5-9 & PL20-21.
West Devon Borough Council covers some post code areas within PL12, PL15-21, TQ10,11&13, EX6 and EX17-21.
South Hams and West Devon both actively participate in the provision of ECO grant approvals for their residents, although they charge a fee of £100 for admin costs.
Financial assistance to top up an ECO grant by up to £2000 is usually possible but is subject to conditions stating it must be repaid if the home is sold within 5 years.
South Hams and West Devon Councils are currently financially supporting our FREE Solar PV offer in partnership with EDF Energy.
ECO Grant Approval
The following criteria will allow South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council to approve an applicant for an ECO grant. One of these must apply.
1. Aged 60 or over.
2. Have children under 16 at home or are pregnant.
3. Fuel Poor Households.
Household income is less than £35,000 after paying mortgage/rent and fuel bills and the home’s EPC Rating is D or below . Where there is no EPC we can either produce one or assess the property against the following:
- Homes that require insulation.
- Homes that require a new ECO boiler.
- Private Rented homes.
- Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO).
- Non Mains gas heated homes (ie electric).
- Flats above commercial properties.
- System built homes.
- Park Homes (regardless of income).
4. Low Income & Vulnerable to the cold.
Households who have health conditions sensitive to the cold/damp will be eligible. These are:
Respiratory (ie asthma, COPD), Cardiovascular disease (ie heart disease), Mental Health (ie Schizophrenia, bipolar), Dementia, Cancer, Limited Mobility, Autoimmune, & Immunodeficiency (ie lupus, MS, diabetes, HIV), Neurobiological (ie Fibromyalgia, ME), Substance misuers, Haemoglobinopathies (ie sickle sell, Thalassaemia) or have severe learning disabilities.
Anyone else who has a health condition that is made worse by the cold.
Energy Saving products available
We are able to offer a wide range of energy saving products and services in Plymouth, supported by ECO grants (unless otherwise stated).
- Gas Boiler Replacement
- LPG Boiler Replacement
- Oil Boiler Replacement
- High Heat Retention Storage Heaters
- Heating controls
- Smart Heating controls
- Air Source Heat Pumps
- Ground Source Heat Pumps
- Loft Insulation
- Cavity Wall Insulation
- External Wall Insulation
- Solar PV
- Solar iBoost (with Solar PV)
- Battery Storage (not ECO)
- EV Charge Points (OLEV Grant)
- Cavity Wall extraction (not ECO)
- Nest Protect, Cam & Hello (not ECO)
- Plus other standard Plumbing & heating services
ECO Top Up grants provided by South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council are subject to the following conditions.
The property must be occupied for 5 years or made available for letting for period of 5 year by the grant applicant from the certified date. The grant will be registered as a Local Land Charge against the property. The grant is repayable in full, if the property is sold within 5 year of completion of the works.
The Council also demand repayment with interest if the above conditions are breached within 5 year of completion of the works.