Parish, Town and Community Councils

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


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 [email protected] or call 0303 444 3132. 

Find your local county association here. 

Contact us

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

Programme Manager
Lindy Frey 0203 102 6914 [email protected]
Programme Coordinator
Edward Clark 0203 102 6914 [email protected]
Liam Gillard 0203 102 6911 [email protected]
Client Support Officer
Martha Chafer 0203 102 6911 [email protected]
Christopher Masters 0203 102 6914 [email protected]

The England Local Authority Buildings team includes: 

Programme Manager
Beth Williams 0203 102 6912 [email protected]
Programme Coordinator
Charles Pegg 0203 102 6913 [email protected]
Suki Gohel 0203 102 6912 [email protected]
Client Support Officer
Rebecca McNamara 0203 102 6913 [email protected]
Oliver Smith 0203 102 6912 [email protected]

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