Does your School or Academy qualify for a SALIX loan?
31 August 2018

Does your School or Academy qualify for a SALIX loan?

The Salix Energy Efficiency Fund (SEEF) was set up in partnership with the ESFA (Education & Skills Funding Agency) to offer interest-free government funding to improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and lower energy bills throughout public sector organisations.

The fund is available to higher and further educational institutions, grant aided/maintained schools and academies, including those in MATs, who are looking to reduce utility bills through the adoption of energy efficiency programs or renewable technology.  It is also available to emergency services, hospitals, leisure centres, local authorities and the NHS.

A Salix loan can cover several different areas such as LED lighting, Heating, Insulation, Boilers/heating and solar panelsAt FSH we are able to help your school to become more energy efficient by upgrading to LED lighting.

The main criteria for applications is that your project must pay for itself within eight years through savings on your energy bills. However, if your project doesn't quite meet the eight-year goal, but your school has the capital, you can put funds towards it in order to make up the difference and still apply to the SEEF. 
We are currently working with schools throughout the North of England on their projects, or to help them apply for their funding. 

If you are interested in learning more about how your school could benefit and how FSH can support your school in making an application, please call 01977 604014 quoting Salix or email tracey.purcell@fsh-group.co.uk

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