Support and Resources

Please refer to the Salix website for the most up to date information and guidance on the Phase 2 Low Carbon Skills Fund Scheme.  

Helpful resources

Copy of Phase 2 Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund Application Portal Questions

In this document here you will find the Application Portal questions already published in the first round of the Phase 2 Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund (LCSF) which opened on Wednesday 28th July 2021 for all eligible public sector bodies to apply and closed to new applications on Wednesday 4th August 2021. A further application window opens on Monday 13th September 2021 at 2pm specifically for academies and maintained schools to apply.

To create an application for the LCSF opening on Monday 13th September at 2pm you will be required to login to the Salix website. Please ensure you have your correct login details at hand prior to the 13th of September. If you do not have a Salix account please register here.

The types of questions  you will be expected to answer in the Application Portal 

See Q8 of the frequently asked questions page here.

Heat Decarbonisation Plan Guidance

Click here to view a helpful guide for all eligible public sector organisations wishing to upgrade and improve their current heat decarbonisation plans or are setting about creating their first plan through Phase 2 of the Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund.

Heat Decarbonisation Plan Quality Assurance Checklist

This checklist, here, outlines the key elements that we expect to find in all Heat Decarbonisation Plans.

Heat Debarbonisation Plan Support Tool 

The Heat Decarbonisation Plan support tool is an excel file that can be downloaded from here.

This support tool provides a place to capture information that will form the basis of your heat decarbonisation plan. This will provide a database of buildings information to be included in the HDP. Building data is for pre and post decarbonisation design and focuses on the heating system, fabric insulation and electric system together with low carbon heating and energy efficiency measures.

The purpose of the tool is to create a database of the buildings on an applicant’s estate.

The tool should be provided together with the HDP by March 2022.

Consent to Contact Form

Applicants who are appointing a contractor must submit the contact details of the contractor as part of their application. You may download a copy of a consent to contact form here to upload as part of your application. If you appoint a contractor after the submission of your Phase 2 LCSF application please send this form to [email protected]


Supporting Videos 

Schedule 3 (payment schedule, webform, interim and final payment) -  A guidance video on Schedule 3 of Phase 2 of the Low Carbon Skills Fund which includes the payment schedule, web form, interim and final payment.

Payment process - A guidance video on the payment process for Phase 2 of the Low Carbon Skills Fund.

Grant conditions and the completions process -  A guidance video on understanding the grant conditions and the completions process for Phase 2 of the Low Carbon Skills Fund.

How to submit and run quality assuring your heat decarbonisation plan and the completion process for Phase 2 of the Low Carbon Skills Fund.


Introduction to Phase 2 Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund 

Application Portal Guidance 

Frequently asked questions 

How to apply 

  1. Register for a Salix account or log into your Salix account here.
  2. Once logged in click on the Application Portal link on the left hand side of this page.
  3. Fill out all relevant fields in the Application Portal.
  4. Click submit when completed. 

Assessing your draft application

You can access your draft application by logging on to the Salix website, and clicking here to access the "My Low Carbon Skills Fund Applications Area."

If you have any queries about the Phase 2 LCSF please contact the team at [email protected]

If you have any difficulties with the Application Portal please contact [email protected]