Street Lighting

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

Project eligibility

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

  • 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)
  • The cost of CO2e must be less than £191 per tonne over the lifetime of the project.

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

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

  • Reserve funding into the future.
  • Fund projects which span several financial years.

If you have projects in the early stages and would like more information or to discuss future funding, please get in touch by sending us an expression of interest form or contacting us using the details below. 

Facilitating knowledge sharing 

Since 2008 Salix has financed over £151 million to street lighting projects, working with 62 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 109,000 tCO2 and £29.9 million, which equates to over £559 million during the lifetime of the technologies1.

To view some Salix funded case study examples, visit the free knowledge share area here.  

Kent County Council's LED Street Lighting Project

Support and resources

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 that can be purchased from their publication's website.

For Parish Councils, it is also important that they obtain the necessary MHCLG (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government) 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 'Salix loan application' 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 Street Lighting team includes:

Programme Manager
Edward Clark 0203 102 6914 [email protected]
Programme Coordinator
Martha Chafer 0203 102 6911 [email protected]
Rebecca McNamara 0203 102 6911 [email protected]
Client Support Officers
Jake Helliwell 0203 102 6911 [email protected]
Maisie Loggie 0203 102 6911 [email protected]

1All data as of 31st March 2018.