LA Flex is an extension to ECO Funding but the qualifying criteria are set out by the Local Authority in their Statement of Intent. The criteria changes with each Local Authority but the idea is to increase the number of households that are eligible for heating & insulation grants.
There must be a Statement of Intent published on the Local Authority’s website for any grant to be processed.
Please see the the four routes that you may qualify through your local council:
Households thst hold an EPC rating of either E,F or G, with an Gross household income less than £31,000 per Annum.
This cap applies irrespective of the property size, composition or region.
EPC rating E-G & households that meet a combination of two of the following routes:
Proxy 1) Homes in England in Lower-layer Super Output Area 1-3 (LSOA) , or homes in Welsh provision LSOA 1-3 on the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation 2019 , or the Index of Multiple Deprivation for 2020, published by the Scottish Government.
Proxy 2) Householders receiving a Council Tax rebate.
Proxy 3) Householders vulnerable to living in a cold home as identified in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance.
Proxy 4) A householder receiving free school meals due to low-income.
Proxy 5) A householder supported by a LA run scheme.
Proxy 6) A household referred to the LA for support by their energy supplier or Citizen’s Advice or Citizen’s Advice Scotland.
EPC rating D-G households that have been identified by their doctor or GP as low-income and vulnerable, with an occupant whose health conditions may be impacted further by living in a cold home. These health conditions may be cardiovascular, respiratory, immunosuppressed, or limited mobility related.
EPC rating D-G households that are referred under Route 4: Bespoke Targeting. Suppliers and LAs can apply to BEIS where they have identified a low income and vulnerable household, who are not already eligible under the exiting routes.