Salix Funding

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, applicants can lower energy bills and create a more comfortable learning environment.

  • Local Authority
  • Emergency Services
  • NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts
  • Maintained Schools & Sixth Form Colleges
  • Academies & Academy Sixth Forms

SALIX offer multiple funding streams specific to your sector:

1. The Salix Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme (SEELS)

2. The Salix Energy Efficiency Fund (SEEF)

3. The Condition Improvement Fund (CIF)

Funding Streams for Academy Schools,Sixth-Form Colleges, Free Schools and MATs


The SEELS programme is funded by the Department for Education – we are here to work with you to save money and modernise your organisation by funding energy efficiency improvements.

The funding is provided via an interest-free loan which is paid back through the predicted savings on energy usage.


The DfE provide interest-free loan funding through the SEEF programme for energy efficiency projects. This is to help modernise buildings and save money. SEEF provides financing for applicants with projects which are solely focused on energy efficiency.

Applications open once a year and are made directly to Salix. The interest-free financing is paid and repaid to the DfE.


The DfE provide funding through the CIF programme for any building condition improvement works. Where there is no energy efficiency savings, this funding is provided in the form of a grant. If there is an energy efficiency aspect to the project, an interest-free loan from the DfE can be applied for as part of a CIF bid. This improves the value-for-money score (an assessment criterion of CIF funding). CIF opens for applications once a year – typically between October and December. Please note CIF is not open to large Multi-Academy Trusts.


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