Key Milestones

Introduction 

The Phase 3 Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund (LCSF) is time limited.   

There are important dates for all eligible public sector organisations to be aware of to meet the deadlines for submitting applications and completing heat decarbonisation plans if successful.  Applications will only be considered subject to available funds. 
 
Phase 3 LCSF will have one application window. 

The application window will open on Wednesday 15 June, at 2pm and will be open to all eligible public sector organisations to apply. 

Date   Milestone
Wed 18 May 2022, 2pm Announcement The Phase 3 LCSF is announced and will include the publishing of scheme guidance material. During May there will be an opportunity to attend promotional events to take potential Applicants through the scheme - please do book your space. 
Wed 15 June 2022, 2pm Portal opens  The Phase 3 LCSF Application Portal will be made available on the Salix Finance website for all eligible public sector organisations to apply. 
Tue 24 May 2022, 2pm Online webinar  Preparation for the LCSF application
Wed 25 May 2022, 10am Online webinar What makes a good Heat Decarbonisation Plan (HDP)
Tue 7 June 2022, 2pm Online webinar What makes a good Heat Decarbonisation Plan (HDP)
Wed 8 June 2022, 10am Online webinar Preparation for the LCSF application
Tue 14 June 2022, 12noon Online webinar Drop in session - FAQs
Fri 31 March 2023   All Heat Decarbonisation Plans must be completed before this date. 

Key timelines 

The Phase 3 LCSF will be announced on Wednesday 18 May 2022 along with full scheme guidance material.  During the remainder of May, a full set of marketing and promotional events will be scheduled to take potential Applicants through the scheme. 

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

Salix will receive applications and check they are fully completed and of the required quality. 
 
For successful applications, Salix will look to award a Grant Offer Letter within eight weeks subject to a fully completed and authorised application. 
 
When the scheme becomes oversubscribed with good quality and fully completed applications, the Application Portal will close. 
 
All applications awarded funding must be completed before Friday 31 March 2023. 

This requirement must be met. The funding for Phase 3 LCSF is only available in the financial year 2022/23.  

There is no flexibility to agree funding beyond March 2023. If your project does not complete before Friday 31 March 2023, there will be no funding available for the balance of the project.