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New £1bn Public Sector Decarbonisation Grant Scheme

Date published: Date modified: 2022-04-08

In the current climate, you may find it difficult to obtain extra funding, but we have some good news. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme which will provide £1bn of grant funding. Do not miss out on this opportunity to fund your school’s energy efficiency projects!

The Decarbonisation Scheme

The scheme aims to promote green investment to support the Government’s net zero and clean growth goals. This funding can help enhance your school’s energy efficiencies and reach new levels of innovation for green growth.

The purpose of the grant scheme is to provide financial support to eligible Public Sector Bodies to install energy efficient and low carbon equipment, for example new systems or upgrades to lighting, insulation, glazing, heating, cooling, hand dryers, industrial kitchen equipment, ventilation, renewable energy systems.

This can support your school to improve efficiencies, whilst also supporting the Government’s clean growth goals. You can apply for up to 100% of capital energy saving project costs.

If you have a project in mind for your school, please get in touch!

The Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund

The fund is available to provide a grant for you to procure expert advice assisting you to identify and develop energy efficiency and low carbon heat upgrade projects in preparation for your application for the decarbonisation scheme.

Who can Apply?

The scheme is open to all maintained schools, academies, multi-academy trusts, free schools, Higher or Further Education Institutions as well as nursery schools maintained by a local authority in England.

Project Criteria
  1. The projects must take place in buildings where your establishment pays the energy bills.
  2. The project must result in direct financial or carbon savings for your establishment.
  3. This must be a new project

To find out more information about the application process and additional criteria follow this link:

When to Apply?

Applications can be submitted now until 11th January 2021

Let us help you submit a successful application

We know that your time is precious, and you may not have the capacity to sift through a huge amount of information, develop a project plan, calculate energy savings, request quotations for the works and complete the application whilst ensuring it meets all the criteria in such a short timeframe.

That is why we would like to offer you the support of our experienced Partner ICS to help you get your project off the ground and increase your chances of a successful application.

Click here to complete a short contact form and our partner will contact you for a no-obligation chat to discuss your energy efficiency plans.

This grant is a great opportunity for you to fund new innovative projects for your school as well as improve the energy efficiencies of your buildings. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

If you are interested, just click the button below to request a call back from our consultants.

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By SAAF Finance
SAAF Education 340 110

9 November 2020


School Improvement

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