UHY Hacker Young | Chartered Accountants

Every little helps! – Energy efficiency in the education sector

26 February 2020

There is one thing that is certain in the education sector, and that is that wage and pension costs, as well as Teachers’ starting salaries, will rise to £30,000 a year by 2022-23. As usual though, the government has not detailed how this would be funded.

Many in the sector are already experiencing financial strain and predict that this will only worsen as time goes on. With this in mind, it’s worthwhile making sure that all available funding is explored.

Capital projects

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.

DfE funding via SEEF can be accessed for over 100 different technologies. These include LED lighting, boilers and insulation. Installing new technologies can save you money and reduce your carbon footprint.

More information can be found at https://www.salixfinance.co.uk/loans/academies

Small Grants

There are a number of organisations that provide small grants for which schools can apply. Provided below are links which you may find useful:





Please note, we do not endorse or recommend any of the above and we would encourage schools to undertake their own research before progressing any applications.

For more information please contact one of our academy experts.

Alternatively, fill out our contact form here.