Phase 3 Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund

Welcome to Phase 3 Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund (Phase 3 LCSF) 

Keeping you informed - Closure of the portal

The Application Portal for Phase 3 Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund (LCSF) has now closed to new applications.
The Application Portal was opened to eligible public sector organisations at 2pm on Wednesday 15 June and it was closed at 2pm on Thursday 16 June because the scheme was oversubscribed with fully completed, good quality applications.
All Applicants who have submitted an application prior to the close of the Application Portal will receive a letter from Salix Finance explaining the outcome of their application by 31 August 2022.

The Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund provides grants to boost decarbonisation skills and unlock decarbonisation in the public sector. 

At Salix Finance we have used our learning from delivering Phase 1 and Phase 2 LCSF to design the model for delivering this next phase.  We have listened to feedback from our clients, stakeholders, decision-makers, and other professionals.  We know how important it is to communicate fluently the purpose of the scheme, the criteria for funding and how the application process and allocation of funding will be delivered.  

Phase 3 LCSF builds on the successes of the first and second phase of decarbonisation skills funding and has a sharp focus on supporting the public sector to take the step towards a low-carbon heating future.  

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has made available up to £14 million of funding for Phase 3 LCSF that will provide grants for public sector organisations to engage the specialist and expert advice and skills required to put in place or improve an existing heat decarbonisation plan.  

The Application Portal for Phase 3 LCSF will open on Wednesday 15 June 2022 at 2pm for all eligible public sector bodies to apply. 

If you have any further questions or would like to discuss your application, please contact Salix’s dedicated support team at [email protected]

Purpose of scheme  

One of the greatest challenges today in meeting the UK’s 2050 Net Zero target is decarbonising the way buildings are heated. Most of the buildings in the public sector still rely on fossil fuel-based heating and expert skills are required to identify and plan how these heating systems can be replaced, ideally at the end of their working lives.   

Having a robust heat decarbonisation plan will put organisations in a strong position to take the next steps in decarbonising, including by enabling them to develop detailed project proposals that will help them to apply for any future grant funding for capital decarbonisation measures, or alternative sources of finance. This means organisations can think more strategically and be better prepared for future decarbonisation opportunities.   

Phase 3 of the LCSF will therefore provide grant funding to the public sector to put in place or update an existing heat decarbonisation plan.   

All applications that receive funding in Phase 3 LCSF must complete their heat decarbonisation plans before 31 March 2023. 

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