This page provides information to help public sector bodies that have received funding through Phase 2 Low Carbon Skills Fund (LCSF) to deliver and complete their project.
You will find key documents and dates, as well as information about webinars, slides and videos.
Heat Decarbonisation Plans (HDPs) funded through Phase 2 LCSF must be provided to Salix Finance by Thursday 31 March. Your HDP must be received before your final payment request can be processed.
Please submit HDP as soon as it is approved. Salix Finance will then issue a Completion Statement, which must be submitted with, or before, the final payment request.
|Date of final payment request||Funds paid to your account|
|Monday 28 March||Wednesday 20 April|
|Thursday 14 April||Wednesday 25 May|
Additional documentation will be added here soon.
Heat Decarbonisation Plans (HDP)
Heat Decarbonisation Plan (HDP) Quality Assurance
The HDP quality assurance checklist is based on the scheme’s HDP guidance.
This checklist is included within the Phase 2 LCSF completion statement. This will be provided to your Authorising Official once Salix Finance has received your HDP.
Quality assurance checklist:
- Introduction, Policy and Context
- Human and Financial Resources available and required
- Current energy and heating technologies and when they need to be replaced
- Previous energy saving and heating projects
- Low carbon heating opportunities and requirements for electrical load capacity
- Supporting information such as DEC’s, energy and maintenance costs, age of buildings, target emissions savings
- Key challenges such as listed buildings and resources
- How the plan could be implemented
- How the plan was approved
Salix Finance organised a series of webinars to help clients complete their projects.
Webinar slides from 2 February 2022 are available here
Video support / other support
Salix Finance has produced a series of videos to help clients understand
- Quality Assurance for HDP
- How to forecast and request a payment
- The project completion process
Guidance video on quality assuring the HDP
Guidance video on payment forecasting
Guidance video on understanding grant conditions and the completions process
Guidance video on the payment process