We are happy to announce that Ecogee has been selected to work in partnership with Sefton Council to deliver work through its LA Flex scheme.
We have been named as one of just four local contractors working with Sefton’s local authority on their energy-saving initiative. The scheme is an extension of the government’s Energy Company Obligation initiative that sees local authorities managing up to 50% of the funding available under ECO4, which means that more households can benefit from energy-saving measures.
In the UK alone, more than 2.4 million households are currently living in fuel poverty with rising energy prices making things more difficult. Many of the underlying causes of this come as a result of insufficient energy measures throughout the home such as a faulty boiler or insulation that is not up to standard.
As a firm these are the services that we will continue to provide and thanks to the grants available from Sefton Council, many will benefit from having their work subsidised or in some cases covered completely.
Ecogee’s standing as a long-term provider of ECO grants across the North West means we have the knowledge and expertise to deliver high-quality energy solutions. As part of this partnership, we will have several million pounds of funding available, which will contribute to works such as boiler repairs and installations, wall and roof insulation, central heating and more.
Our Managing Director Brendan Helm said: “We are delighted to be selected by Sefton Council as one of just four providers delivering the LA Flex scheme, meaning that we will be able to support even more households that are currently living in fuel poverty.
“Since we established almost 10 years ago, we have gained a reputation as a leading ECO grants provider in the North West, and this has seen us partner with local councils and housing providers to deliver high-quality workmanship while making a genuine difference to peoples’ lives.”
We have already delivered over ten million pounds in ECO grants across Merseyside since 2012 and hope to support as many households in the Sefton area over the next four years as part of this latest partnership.
Business Development Director Denis Hennigan said: “At Ecogee our main ethos is to help local people while providing a quality service, utilising local tradesmen and materials wherever possible. The LA Flex scheme under Sefton Council provides us with the resources to carry out essential work on properties with the aim to improve energy efficiency and enhance the quality of life for residents.
“We were awarded the partnership in early October and have already started to look at potential properties that will qualify for funding towards insulation and heating upgrades as the colder winter weather starts to set in. The work carried out as part of these government-backed schemes has incredible benefits for the local community from improving homes to enabling us to provide employment across the region – something that we’re incredibly passionate about with 100% of our permanent staff and many of our contractors based out of Merseyside.”
“We are excited to begin moving forward with this initiative alongside Sefton Council and the real difference it will make to the lives of those living in the area.”