Street Lighting

Salix interest-free funding is available for public sector street lighting projects. Applications are open.

To be eligible for funding in England, projects must comply with the following criteria:

  • The project must pay for itself from energy savings within a maximum 5 year period (projects exceeding this can be part funded)
  • The cost of CO2 must be less than £120 per tonne over the lifetime of the project.

To download a full copy of the SEELS England application notes, please click here.

For projects at early stages, please still get in touch about future funding. There are also previous case studies available to public sector employees on the Salix knowledge share page of the website.

For more information contact a member of Salix or make an expression of interest through our website.

Salix is looking to work strategically with clients, and can:

  • Part-fund projects where the payback exceeds 5 years.
  • Reserve funding into the future.
  • Fund projects which span several financial years.

Since 2008 Salix has financed over £75.5 million to street lighting projects, working with 57 local authorities across England. In 2011 the first LED project was committed by Gloucestershire County Council through its Salix recycling fund.

Savings to the public sector are impressive with annual savings of over 70,000 tCO2 and £16.8 million, which equates to over £290 million during the lifetime of the technologies.

*All data as of 31st March 2017

Salix recommends that clients ensure they are familiar with the relevant regulations and standards when planning a street lighting project. Salix recommends that clients access resources from independent bodies such as The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institute of Lighting Professionals (ILP) for further guidance and technical support, including ensuring clients are familiar with the relevant British and/or European standards for street lighting.

Guidance such as the IET’s publication ‘Recommendations for Energy Efficient Exterior Lighting Systems’ outlines policies and regulations that should be followed when considering a street lighting upgrade which can be purchased from their publications website.

For Parish Councils, it is also important that they obtain the necessary DCLG approval to take out a loan. More information specific to parish councils can be found here.

If you are ready to apply, please click on the link on the right hand side. Alternatively, if you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us, either by using the expression of interest link or the contact details below.

The England Local Authorities Team includes:

Programme Manager  
Hayley Veenhoven 0203 102 6913
Programme Coordinators  
Claire Banham-Godfrey 0203 102 6914
Lindy Frey 0203 102 6914
Client Support Officers  
Holly Taylor 0203 102 6914
Victor Ajala 0203 102 6911
Michael McIlroy 020 3102 6912


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