Torridge District Council covers some post code areas within EX18-23, EX36-39 and PL15-16. The main towns within this district are Bideford, Holsworthy and Torrington.

There is no current admin charge to approve an application for ECO funding.

Further support maybe available from Wessex Credit Resolutions.

ECO Grant Approval

The following criteria will allow Torridge District Council to approve an applicant for an ECO grant. One of these must apply.

1. Aged 65 or over.

2. Have children under 10 at home or are pregnant.

3. Recent immigrant, asylum seeker, refugee or moving in and out of homelessness.

4. Fuel Poor Households.

Household income is less than £30,000 after deducting Mortgage/Rent & 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).
  • Solid Fuel heated homes.
  • Flats above commercial properties.
  • System built homes.
  • Park Homes (regardless of income).

5.  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), terminal illness or have severe learning disabilities.

Or anyone else with a health condition made worse by the cold (assessed against relevant guidance).

Any other referrals will be reviewed on a case by case basis.


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