Energy and sustainability

Energy Company Obligation (ECO)

Energy Company Obligation (ECO)

Energy efficiency grants for property owners - Repowering London

Repowering London is supporting Newham residents who own their own home to future-proof their homes by providing a personalised service. They can help you plan, finance and deliver upgrades. This service is free for households eligible for ECO4 and offered at a subsidised rate to those who do not qualify for funding.

Register your interest for your own home, to get involved as an energy champion in your neighbourhood or to partner with us in your community.

You can also register your interest by emailing or calling 020 3674 7519.

What is ECO?

Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a scheme offering energy-saving improvements to eligible households. The purpose of this scheme is to help tackle fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions. The scheme intends to achieve this by improving the energy efficiency of homes of residents deemed to be on a low income, fuel poor and vulnerable.

Who is eligible for ECO?

You might be eligible for help if you live in private housing and get one of the following benefits:

  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Pension Savings Credit
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Child Benefit
  • Housing Benefit

If you own your house, it must have an energy efficiency rating of D, E, F or G to be eligible.

If you rent from a private landlord, the house must have an energy efficiency rating of E, F or G to be eligible. You must have the owner’s permission to do the work.

Use the energy performance certificate register to find your property’s energy efficiency rating or ask your landlord.

What if I do not receive benefits? 

What Energy-saving Measures are available?

You may be able to get help with the cost of:

  • insulation work, for example to your loft or cavity walls
  • replacing or repairing your boiler - or other upgrades to your heating

How to Apply

If you wish to apply or get more information regarding ECO4 contact Repowering London at or call 020 3674 7519.

Statement of Intent

All properties not included in the area-based scheme with EON and JJ Crump will be covered under Lewisham’s statement of Intent.

All properties included in the area-based scheme (you will have received a letter from JJ Crump and EON) are included in this statement of intent (PDF).


We are actively looking to recruit local installers for the Repowering London project, so if you are an installer based in Newham/ East London please contact the team at