By Peter McMullan
4th Aug 2021
Salix have announced a new round of funding towards heat decarbonisation, the scheme is entitled Phase 2 LCSF. The Phase 2 LCSF Application Portal opened on Wednesday 28th July 2021 for all eligible public sector bodies’ applications. Academies and maintained schools have another opportunity to apply when the next window opens specifically for these organisations on Monday 13th September 2021. The additional application opportunity for education providers acknowledges the challenges faced by academies and schools during the typical summer shut down period. £3.5 million of the £15 million funding will be held back for the start of the autumn term application window. Successful applicants will have until March 2022 to complete their heat decarbonisation projects.
The funding initiative aims to help with the UK’s 2050 Net Zero target. The financing provides an ideal opportunity for public sector buildings to be switched to low carbon heating methods and move away from fossil-fueled heating as they are typically using now.
The Dukefield Energy team can help with applications and creating detailed proposals and we recommend academies and schools start planning now to have the best chance of a successful application for the next window. Assistance with developing strategically focused heat decarbonisation plans can help put organisations in good stead for this application window and future funding opportunities.
Applications will be assessed on the information submitted around cost and deliverability. Details such as the building floor area in relation to the decarbonisation plan will be required. The building’s Display Energy Certificate (DEC) will hold the floor area information, if your DEC is not up to date Dukefield Energy can help with this as well. A summary of hours necessary to complete the work is also required - including preparing a site survey, time spent on site and the time for developing the plan.
The application portal will close once all funding has been allocated.
Contact Dukefield Energy today on 0345 4022 461 or [email protected] if you have any questions or require help with your application.