Maintained Schools and Sixth Form Colleges

Salix, in partnership with the Department for Education, provides funding for schools to improve their energy efficiency. Through the installation of energy efficient technologies, schools can lower energy bills and create a more comfortable learning environment.

Salix funds over 100 different technologies including: LED lighting, boilers and insulation. Installing new technologies should save you money and reduce your school’s carbon footprint.

Interest-free funding is available throughout the year for the following types of maintained school:

  • Community
  • Voluntary Aided
  • Voluntary Controlled
  • Foundation
  • LA Nursery
  • PRU
  • Special Schools

Maintained schools can access two funding streams: the Salix Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme (SEELS); and the Switching to Low Energy (SLE) pilot.

Funding Streams for Maintained Schools

SEELS – Salix provide interest-free funding through the SEELS programme to help save money and reduce carbon emissions. Funding is for projects which are solely focused on energy efficiency upgrades and applications for are open throughout the year. The interest-free loan is repaid using the predicted energy savings of the new technologies.

For more information about SEELS please click here.

SLE- If you want to reduce your school’s energy-spend but are unsure which energy efficiency measures are appropriate, Salix can provide a comprehensive on-site energy survey. The survey will look at over 130 different technologies and suggest all those suitable for your school, aiming to reduce the energy-spend to the lowest possible level.

For more information about SLE please click here.

Special Schools

For more information about how Salix can work with special schools to reduce their carbon emissions and save money on their energy bills please click here.

How to Apply

If you are not sure where to start we have a How-To-Guide and an Application Guide and FAQ document which can help you with your application. To view projects which other schools have completed please see our case studies and Project Knowledge Slides.

The Maintained Schools Team includes:

Programme Manager
Simon Pettett 0203 102 6906
Programme Coordinator
Suad Omer 0203 714 5658
Alexandra Morgan  0203 102 6906
Client Support Officers
George Patrick 0203 102 6903

Jack Saunders 0203 102 6903


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