Salix Finance announces Phase 3 of the Low Carbon Skills Fund

Salix Finance recently announced that applications for Phase 3 of funding for the Low Carbon Skills Fund (LCSF) will be open on the 15th of June.

What is the Low Carbon Skills Fund?

The Low Carbon Skills Fund provides grants that boost the decarbonisation efforts of organisations within the public sector. Throughout Phase 1 and 2, many organisations secured funding to engage specialist support to put in place or improve heat decarbonisation plans.

The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have made up to £14m available for Phase 3 of funding. Applications for Phase 3 can be submitted from Wednesday 15th June at 2pm for all eligible public sector organisations.

Why decarbonisation matters

To meet the UK’s 2050 net zero target, decarbonising buildings is a key step towards reducing carbon emissions. Most public sector buildings rely on fossil fuel-based heating which will need to be replaced with low carbon energy efficient alternatives to help meet the UK’s net zero goal.

For public sector organisations, decarbonising their buildings comes with many challenges but also a great number of benefits. Working with an expert, like Inspired Energy, on their heat decarbonisation plan will put them in a strong position to take the steps necessary to upgrade their buildings through detailed project proposals and securing future grant funding for decarbonisation measures.

How Inspired Energy can help

We have worked with many organisations throughout Phase 1 and Phase 2 funding and have a strong track record of successfully securing funding for our clients. Working with them to create a robust heat decarbonisation plan through:

  • Technical site audits to identify saving and decarbonisation opportunities;
  • Collecting and analysing building data and building services technology;
  • Analysing building operation and user behaviour;
  • Evaluating energy consumption patterns and build physics modelling in dynamic simulation software;
  • Produce a written report setting out recommendations for energy saving and decarbonisation, including implementation timeframes and indicative capital costs.

If your organisation is eligible, there isn’t much time before your application needs to be submitted. To ensure you meet the Phase 3 deadline to secure funding for your organisation, get in touch with our experts today on 01772 689 250 or email hello@inspiredenergy.co.uk.