Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund

The Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund (LSCF) has been launched alongside the £1 billion Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (referred to as the Grant Scheme) to provide complementary funding across three activities relevant to the Grant Scheme.  

Firstly, all eligible public sector bodies can use LCSF funding to engage specialist and expert advice to identify and develop energy efficiency and low carbon heat upgrade projects for non-domestic buildings, link to LCSF application here, and then prepare robust and effective applications for the £1 billion Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (referred to as the Grant Scheme), link to Grant Scheme application here.  

Additionally, all eligible public bodies can apply for LCSF funding to engage the specialist and expert advice and skills required to enable the delivery of projects funded by the main grant scheme. Eligible public bodies can also apply for LCSF funding to put in place a Heat Decarbonisation Plan or to improve an existing plan. 

The timetable for submitting applications is below: 

Project Development Support

Application Open for applications Deadline for applications
Central government*  Wednesday 30th September 2020  23:59 Friday 30th October 2020 
Wider public sector bodies  Wednesday 30th September 2020  23:59 Friday 4th December 2020

Project Delivery and Heat Decarbonisation Plan Support

Application Open for applications   Deadline for applications
Central government*  Thursday 15th October 2020 23:59 18th November 2020 
Wider public sector bodies  Thursday 15th October 2020 23:59 11th January 2021

*Organisations that will require funding to be transferred between government departments at Supplementary Estimates must submit their applications for project development support no later than 23:59 Friday 30th October 2020. This date is driven by the need to ensure funds can transfer from BEIS to the relevant government department. For further information on this point, please refer to the Grant Scheme application guidance document here.  

Application Links 

Should you wish to apply for LCSF funding to support project development please click here.  

If you wish to apply for LCSF to support project delivery and/or Heat Decarbonisation Plan, please click here.   

If you have any further questions, please contact Salix’s dedicated support team at [email protected]