Energy and construction specialist Ecogee has been named as one of just four local contractors selected by Sefton Council to deliver work through its LA Flex scheme over the coming years.
The initiative, an extension of the government’s Energy Company Obligation scheme, is managed by local authorities, allowing them to recommend up to 50% of the funding available under ECO4, meaning that more households can benefit from energy saving measures.
Ecogee, a long-term provider of ECO grants across the North West, will have several million pounds of funding available as part of the partnership, which will contribute to works such as boiler repairs and installations, wall and roof insulation, central heating and more.
Managing Director at Ecogee 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. In the UK alone, over 2.4 million households are currently living in fuel poverty with rising energy prices making things more difficult. This often comes 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, many will benefit from having their work subsidised or in some cases covered completely.
“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 people’s lives. With that in mind, we are so pleased to be working alongside Sefton Council.”
Ecogee has already delivered over ten million pounds in ECO grants across Merseyside since 2012 and the firm hopes to support as many households in the Sefton area over the next four years as part of its latest partnership.
Business Development Director at Ecogee 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.”