Scottish Funding Council University Financial Transactions Programme 21/22

Project criteria

  • Capital projects that are part of a university estate ’s strategic response to the climate emergency.
  • Priority will be given to projects which offer the greatest carbon savings in return for the funding.
  • There is no set/qualifying/minimum carbon payback metric (i.e. £ per tCO2), but as a minimum each project will be expected to quantify the planned direct environmental benefits from the funding requested.
  • Collaboration with other organisations is encouraged, for example around shared facilities or buildings, and /or the university acting as a civic anchor for city wide projects.

Project outcomes should

  • Advance the university carbon management/net zero plan.
  • Be consistent with national energy strategies/pathways to net zero set out by the Scottish. Government for example the phasing out of gas.
  • Facilitate improvements to the student experience.
  • Contribute towards other related (non-carbon) issues of sustainability, such as biodiversity, social and mental health, quality education, and communities. 
  • Help deliver on Local Energy Efficiency Strategies where possible.
  • Encourage collaboration between public sector bodies.
  • Allow student engagement in support of projects.

Applications are now closed for the latest Salix supported Scottish Funding Council programme, however, for further information on current Scottish Funding Council schemes, please contact us.

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