Salix Energy Efficiency Fund (SEEF)

The Salix Energy Efficiency Fund application window is now closed.

Salix, in partnership with the Department for Education (DfE), works to reduce energy usage in individual academies, sixth form colleges, free schools and Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) across England. Through the installation of energy efficient technologies, academies can lower energy bills and create a more comfortable learning environment.

The Salix Energy Efficiency Fund (SEEF) is available for all individual academies, academy sixth forms, free schools and those in Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs).


  • Reduce your energy bills.
  • Improve the learning environment for both staff and pupils.
  • Over 100 technologies are eligible for funding.
  • No upfront cost - the interest-free funding is paid and repaid to the DfE based upon the predicted energy savings.
  • SEEF repayments returning to the DfE are recycled to fund further projects in the public-sector.

Funding Criteria

  • Each applicant may submit one application, which can consist of multiple projects. Multi-Academy Trusts can submit one application for each academy within the trust.
  • The maximum loan value which can be requested from the DfE for an application is £150,000. SEEF applications can be part funded if they exceed this value.
  • If your application is over £100,000 in value, you will need to fill out a Business Case. This will need to score 70% or more to be eligible for funding.
  • The minimum loan value for the SEEF is £8,000.
  • In order to be eligible for funding, the loan value must be repaid within an 8-year period. Projects exceeding this payback can be part funded.
  • Projects must cost no more than £200 for every tonne of carbon saved.
  • To score maximum marks there will need to be a significant (and affordable) contribution from other sources.

The Application Process for SEEF 

Please see our Pre-Application Guidance document here for further details regarding the application process for this year’s SEEF.


Applications open: Applications opened at 9:00am on Friday 28th September 2018

Submission Deadline: The deadline for submissions is 23:59 on Friday 30th November 2018

Notification: Applicants will be notified of the outcome in March 2019

Project Completion: Projects need to complete by December 2019


The Schools and Academies Team include:

Programme Manager
Alex Morgan 0203 102 6906 [email protected]
Programme Coordinators
Suad Omer 0203 714 5658 [email protected]
Corinne Manion 0203 102 6903 [email protected]
Client Support Officers
Shaista Farooq 0203 102 6903 [email protected]


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