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Carlisle City Council is providing local businesses with free access to its local business support and grant portal provided by Open4Business. This is tailored for the Carlisle area and includes local, regional and national schemes.

Business can also search for funding relevant to their size and sector. To use the portal, you will first need to register with Open4Business.

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Grants and Funding News
28Oct

New Energy Efficiency Funding Round for Schools in England

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Salix, in partnership with the Department for Education (DfE), works to reduce energy usage in individual academies, sixth form colleges, free schools, and Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) across England. Through the installation of energy-efficient technologies, academies can lower energy bills and create a more comfortable learning environment.

The benefits of the Salix Energy Efficiency Fund (SEEF) are:

  • Reduce energy bills

  • Improve the learning environment for both staff and pupils

  • No upfront cost - the interest-free funding is paid and repaid to the DfE based upon the predicted energy savings

  • SEEF repayments returning to the DfE are recycled to fund further projects in the public-sector.

Salix Energy Efficiency Funding is available for all individual academies, academy sixth forms, free schools, and those in Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs).

The maximum loan value is £200,000, applications can be part-funded if they exceed this value. The minimum loan value is £8,000.

The loan value must not exceed an 8 year payback.

Projects must cost no more than £222 per tonne/CO2e.

How To Apply

The deadline for applications is 11 January 2021.

Applicants should submit proposals using the online application system, available on the Salix website.

Each applicant may submit one application, which can consist of multiple projects. Multi-Academy Trusts can submit one application for each academy within the trust.


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