Parish, Town and Community Councils

Salix provides funding for energy efficiency projects to support local councils lower their carbon footprint and reduce energy bills. 

Eligibility 

To be eligible for funding in England, projects must comply with the following criteria: 

  • The cost of CO2 must be less than £191 per tonne over the lifetime of the project. 
  • The loan is usually repaid from energy savings within a 5-year period (projects exceeding this will repay more per annum than the energy savings or can be part-funded.)
  • Salix applications can be made prior to obtaining MHCLG borrowing approval, with Salix reserving funding until this is granted. 

Salix supports over 100 different energy efficiency technologies, a full list of which can be found here. 

To download a full copy of the SEELS England application notes, please click here. 

MHCLG borrowing approval process

Prior to local councils borrowing from Salix, approval must be granted by the Secretary of State by way of the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)*. 

  1. Complete an application form with the local County Association affiliated to the National Association of Local Coucils (NALC.) 
  2. Completed form will be checked by the local County Association and sent to MHCLG. 
  3. Secretary of State's decision is sent directly to the Clerk of the Parish. 
  4. Copies of the form are also sent to the Chair of the council and the local County Association. 

For enquiries directly to the MHCLG about parish borrowing approval, please contact Mr Shafi Khan on [email protected] or call 0303 444 3132. 

Find your local country association here. 

For further information, or to apply, please contact one of the team using the contact details below: 

Street Lighting 

Programme Managers

Lindy Frey

0203 102 6914

[email protected]

Programme Coordinators

Liam Gillard

0203 102 6911

[email protected]

Edward Clark

0203 102 6914

[email protected]

Client Support Officers

Martha Chafer

0203 102 6911

[email protected]

Christopher Masters

0203 102 6911

[email protected]

Local Authority Buildings 

Programme Managers

Beth Williams

0203 102 6912

[email protected]

Programme Coordinators

Charles Pegg

0203 102 6913

[email protected]

Suki Gohel

0203 102 6912

[email protected]

Client Support Officers

Rebecca McNamara

0203 102 6913

[email protected]

Oliver Smith

0203 102 6912

[email protected]

*MHCLG, formerly the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG.)