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What is the LA Flex scheme?

LA Flex (the LA stands for Local Authority) is an extension of the Government’s national ECO Funding scheme, but the qualifying criteria are set out by local authorities in a Statement of Intent. This Statement of Intent must be published on the local authority’s website in order for any grant to be processed.

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How to apply

Each local authority will have its own criteria that have to be met, but the overarching idea is to increase the number of households that are eligible for heating and insulation grants.

There are four different ways in which you might qualify for LA Flex funding via your local council:


Your household has an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of either E, F or G, with a gross household income that is less than the threshold set by your local authority.

* This cap applies irrespective of the property’s size, composition, or region.


Your household has an EPC rating of D-G and also meets a combination of any two of the following proxy routes:

Proxy 1)

  • Your home is in England, in Lower-layer Super Output Areas 1-3 (LSOA)
  • Your home is in Welsh provision LSOA 1-3 on the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation 2019,
  • Your home is on the Index of Multiple Deprivation for 2020, published by the Scottish Government

Proxy 2)
A member of your household receives a Council Tax rebate

Proxy 3)
You are a householder classified as being vulnerable to living in a cold home, as identified in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance

Proxy 4)
You are a householder receiving free school meals due to low income

Proxy 5)
You are a householder supported by an existing LA-run scheme

Proxy 6)
You’ve been referred to the LA for support by either your energy supplier, Citizen’s Advice, or Citizen’s Advice Scotland.



Your household has an EPC rating of D-G and:

  • You’ve been identified by your doctor or GP as low-income and vulnerable
  • You live with someone who may be more at risk from the cold.

These health conditions may be related to cardiovascular, respiratory, immunosuppressive, or limited mobility conditions.


Suppliers and Local Authorities can apply to the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on your behalf when they have identified you as a low-income and vulnerable household that is not already eligible under the existing routes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Great British Insulation Scheme?

The Great British Insulation Scheme, formerly known as ECO+, is a government scheme that provides grants to help homeowners insulate their homes. It can be used to install a variety of insulation measures, including cavity wall insulation, loft insulation, and underfloor insulation.

The grants can cover anywhere from 75% to 100% of the cost and aim to reduce fuel poverty by helping homeowners make their properties more energy-efficient. However, there are strict criteria that have to be met in order for you to claim the funding. To learn more, go to the top of this page.

Will the Government pay for insulation?

Yes, the UK Government will pay for insulation via a number of different schemes, grants, and loans to help homeowners make their homes more energy efficient. Some of these schemes include:

ECO (Energy Company Obligation): This scheme requires energy companies to help homeowners make their homes more energy efficient. The amount of help you can receive will depend on your income and your home’s energy efficiency rating.

ECO+ (Energy Company Obligation Plus): This scheme is a new version of the ECO scheme that was launched in spring 2023. It offers more generous grants for insulation measures and is open to a wider range of homeowners.

Home Energy Saving Fund (HESF): This fund provides grants to help homeowners in low-income households make their homes more energy efficient.

Cavity Wall Insulation Rebate Scheme (CWIS): This scheme offers a rebate to homeowners who install cavity wall insulation. The rebate is equal to the cost of the insulation, up to a maximum of £1,000.

Have questions about any of these schemes? Speak to our team of experts, who’ll be happy to help out

How do I qualify for a home insulation grant?

To qualify for funding from something like the Great British Insulation Scheme or LA Flex funding, you have to meet a set of criteria. These are usually related to homeowner status, the EPC rating of your home, if you are claiming certain benefits, your total household income, or your overall health.