Salix Energy Efficiency Fund (SEEF)

SEEF 2020/21 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.

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


  • Reduce energy bills.
  • Improve the learning environment for both staff and pupils.
  • 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 for 2020/21 

  • 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 is £200,000, applications can be part-funded if they exceed this value.
  • The minimum loan value is £8,000.
  • The loan value must not exceed an 8 year payback. Projects exceeding this payback can be part-funded.
  • Projects must cost no more than £222 per tonne/CO2e.
  • To score maximum marks there will need to be an affordable contribution from other sources.
  • No aspect of a project already included in a separate live funding bid can be included in a SEEF application.

The Application Process for SEEF 

Please see our guidance document for further details regarding the SEEF application process. The application form can be found here. 

Timescales - SEEF is now open

Applications open: Applications opened Tuesday 20th October 2020.

Submission Deadline: The deadline for submissions is 23:59 on Monday 11th January 2021.

Notification: Applicants will be notified of the outcome in March 2021.

Project Completion: Projects have until the end of December 2021 to complete. 

The Academies team includes:

Programme Manager
Sinead Desmond 0203 102 6903 [email protected]
Programme Coordinators
Suad Omer 0203 102 6903 [email protected]
Nadim El Bakri 0203 102 6907 [email protected]
Client Support Officer
Aycan Yasar 0203 714 5658 [email protected]
Benjamin Sharpe 0203 714 5658 [email protected] 
Harvie Agnew  0203 102 6903 [email protected]
Vaishni Patel   [email protected]
Ben Hebbert   [email protected]