energy efficiency funding

Salix Energy Efficiency Fund for Public Buildings

What is Salix Finance?

Salix Finance Ltd is an independent , not for profit company funded by The Department for Energy and Climate Change, The Welsh Assembly Government and The Scottish Government. Salix works in partnership with The Higher Education Funding Council for England on its Revolving Green Fund.

Salix Finance Ltd delivers 100% interest-free capital to Local Authority Maintained Schools and Public Sector Organisations to improve their energy efficiency and reduce their carbon emissions. Local Authorities & Parish Councils should pay back their loan within 5 years.

Salix was established in 2004 as an independent, publicly funded company, dedicated to providing the public sector with loans for energy efficiency projects and Salix currently has funding available for England, Scotland and Wales.

How does it work?

Salix provides 100% interest free capital finance to schools, to undertake energy efficiency projects. This capital is paid back using the savings produced through reduced energy bills. Salix supports over 120 different types of energy efficient technologies , with the most popular school projects involving LED lighting , boiler upgrades, heating and insulation.

Efficient technologies consume less energy and often result in a more comfortable learning environment with improved heating and lighting, without reducing performance. Furthermore, energy efficiency improvements result in lower energy bills, saving revenue funding in your school.
Using energy more efficiently also reduces C02 emissions, lowering your school’s carbon footprint , helping to meet government targets and encouraging pupils to learn about environmental responsibility.

Energy Efficiency Measures include:

  • Building & Pipework Insulation
  • Internal LED lighting
  • Street lighting
  • Ventilation systems & controls
  • Heating & Hot Water
  • Windows
  • Boilers
  • Computer & ICT equipment
  • Building Management Systems
  • Laboratory equipment

Please click to see the full list of eligible technologies


“We have worked with ICS for a number of years and they have been instrumental in helping both the parish council and our village hall committee to secure significant levels of valuable funding for us to provide essential refurbishment to the village hall, including new equipment and providing a fantastic outdoor play area for our young children to enjoy. I cannot speak more highly of ICS and their extremely friendly, expert and professional support, thank you.”

Parish Councillor, Leicestershire

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