ECO4 Flex was created to provide local authorities with more funding to identify residents who would benefit from home upgrades, even if they don't meet the standard eligibility criteria for ECO4.

With ECO4 Flex, households don't have to be on benefits to qualify for funding.

To qualify for ECO4 Flex:

  • Your Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating must be between E-G if you rent or D-G if you own your home
  • You must also have a combined household income of less than £31,000

Or, if you meet the EPC criteria, you can qualify for ECO4 Flex if you meet the following:

  • Your home is within a specific postcode identified by your local council*
  • You receive a council tax rebate (single-person occupancy excluded)
  • You are identified as vulnerable to living in a cold home: someone in the home is pregnant, disabled or elderly, you have children under five, or someone in the home has a medical condition
  • Your child receives free school meals
  • Your home is identified as being in debt to your energy provider

Another way to qualify is if you are identified by your GP as vulnerable to the cold and on a low income.

If you would like to apply for the scheme or find out more about eligibility criteria, please visit the Act on Energy website.

Or you can contact Act on Energy directly:

Phone: 0800 988 2881


* The government has deemed that certain postcodes meet the income eligibility criteria. This means that homes with an EPC rating of D-G in these postcode areas are eligible.

For Stratford on Avon District, the list of eligible postcodes is:

B49 5QR, B49 5QT, B49 5QU, B49 5QY, B49 5RA, B49 6AA, B49 6AJ, B49 6AL, B49 6AN, B49 6AR, B49 6AW, B49 6AX, B49 6AZ, B49 6BF, B49 6DB, B49 6DE, B49 6DF, B49 6GR, B49 6PB, B49 6PR, B49 6PX, B49 6PY, B49 6PZ, B49 6QR, B49 6QS, B49 6QT, B49 6QU, B49 6QX, B49 6QY, B49 6RB, B49 6RD, B49 6RE, B49 6RF

Contact: The Private Sector Housing team

Last updated on 07/11/2023