Higher Education Institutions

Interest-Free Energy Efficiency Funding Available for Higher Education Institutions 

Applications and Expressions of Interest Welcome Now.

Since 2006, Salix have worked with almost 100 Higher Education Institutes, providing over £130 million of interest-free funding for energy efficiency projects. Salix have supported over 4,000 projects with an estimated annual savings of more than £35 million and over 130,000 tonnes* of carbon each year.

Over 100 energy efficiency technologies can be funded, including Combined Heat and Power (CHP), LED lighting upgrades, laboratory upgrades and ICT improvements. A full technology list can be found here.

To find out more about energy-efficiency technologies and how these have been implemented in HEIs and across the public sector, visit our Knowledge Sharing Area where you can find project knowledge slides, case study examples and other useful information.  For background information on how Salix has worked with HEI’s and supported energy saving projects please view our ‘Salix working with HEI’s’ flyer here.

If you would like to apply, please download an application form here. Once the form is complete, this should be submitted alongside supporting information through the application page on our website.

Projects will be assessed and funding allocated based on value for money both in terms of financial payback on funding requested and estimated carbon savings. Salix can arrange a long-term, multiple years funding approach to be agreed through a reservation of funding. Please get in touch with the HEI team to explore this further.

Following the current round, Salix will also launch an additional round of applications. HEIs who intend to apply for this additional round are encouraged to register their interest by submitting an Expression of Interest form.

If you have any questions or require assistance with your application, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of the HEI team who will be happy to help over the phone or arrange a meeting. 

Programme Manager  
Qasim Akhtar  0203 102 6917 [email protected]
Programme Coordinators  
Emma Lawes 0203 102 6918 [email protected]  
Client Support Officers  

Sinead Desmond

0203 102 6918

[email protected]

Francesca Edmonds 0203 102 6917 [email protected]
Heather Jones 0203 102 6918 [email protected]



*Calculated using emissions factors published by government in 2017 for carbon footprinting purposes

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