New £1bn Funding for Public Sector Decarbonisation Projects

Funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and delivered by Salix Finance, the Public Sector Decarbonisation Grant Scheme will allocate £1bn of grant funding which strongly aligns with BEIS’ mission and priorities: fighting coronavirus, backing business, unleashing innovation and tackling climate change.

Encouraging green investment aligning with the Government’s Net Zero and clean growth goals, the Grant Scheme will be available for capital energy efficiency and heat decarbonisation projects within public sector non-domestic buildings including central government departments and arm’s length bodies in England.

The main aims of the scheme are to:

Deliver stimulus to the energy efficiency and low carbon heat sectors, supporting jobs

Deliver significant carbon savings in the public sector.

The following public sector bodies in England are eligible to apply:

Central government departments and their arm’s length bodies. For central government departments where their roles are reserved (i.e. not devolved to Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish Governments) funding may be used for estates located anywhere within the UK

Emergency services

Institutions of further and higher education

Local authorities

Maintained schools within the state education system, including academies

Multi-Academy Trusts and free schools

Nursery schools maintained by a local authority

NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts

Non-departmental public bodies.

A joint application can be made for more than one eligible public sector body.

There is no minimum or maximum grant value and all applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis. 

Eligible bodies can apply for up to 100% grant funding.

The closing date for applications is dependent on the type of eligible organisation that is applying:

Public sector bodies which will require funding to be transferred between Government Departments at Supplementary Estimates must submit their applications no later than 9 November 2020.

For all other eligible organisations, the closing date for the submission of applications is 11 January 2021.

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