In order to qualify for assistance under the ECHO programme, applicants will need to meet certain eligibility criteria.
Applicants must either:
Be part of the Help to Heat group through receipt of qualifying benefits
Or meet the criteria laid out by their Local Authority in their Flexible Eligibility Statement of Intent
Heat their home using gas central heating
Be in an emergency “no heat” situation as a result of their boiler being broken
Be the owner occupier of the property
Have no access to alternative sources of funding able to provide emergency assistance.