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Schools energy efficiency loans

This is a scheme providing maintained and grant aided schools with interest free loans to finance up to 100% of the cost of energy saving projects. A school can apply direct or through their local authority.

The project must meet the following criteria:

  • it must pay for itself from energy savings within 8 years;
  • the project cost per lifetime tonne of CO2 saved must not exceed £200.

The project must not have already started or been fully funded from a different source. It must not be required by Building Regulations or planning officers. There is a minimum value for any single project of £500 and a total minimum application and loan value of £5,000. There is no maximum loan value.

Salix Finance for academies

The Salix Energy Efficiency Fund (SEEF) was launched in 2016 to provide energy efficiency finance for projects carried out by academies including large MATs, sixth form colleges and Free schools open for more than one year.

The 2017 funding round is now closed, and as of 30th April 2017, there has been no announcement in respect of a further round. There may be further announcements; however in the mean time we are able to offer LESSISMORE funding as an alternative.