Higher Education Institutes

Revolving Green Fund 2016/17 - Energy Efficiency Funding Available Now for Higher Education Institutes

If you have projects which you would like to apply for funding for, please get in contact with Charlie Reith-Pert on 02031 026 918 or charlie.reith-pert@salixfinance.co.uk

Building on the successes of the previous years, Salix is proud to announce the launch of the latest Revolving Green Fund. From its first round in 2008, the funding has acted as a catalyst for investment in energy-efficiency technologies which will reduce carbon emissions and create vital financial savings. 

The funding is available for over 120 energy-efficiency technologies and is repaid from the savings made on energy bills.

If you would like to apply, please download an application from our website here. Projects will be assessed and funding allocated based on value for money both in terms of financial payback on funding requested and estimated carbon savings.

Once a form is completed, this should be submitted alongside supporting information through the application page on our website. If you have any questions or require assistance, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of the HEI team who will be happy to help over the phone or arrange a meeting.

Key dates:

  Programme launched - 9th November 2016

  Accepting expressions of interest – Mid November 2016

      Applications open - December 2016

      Close of initial round - 10th February 2017

For projects completing after 31st December 2017, Salix can arrange a long-term, multiple year funding approach to be agreed through a reservation of funding. Please get in touch with the HEI team to explore this further.

Salix will also launch an additional round of applications, following the current round, which will be open through to August 2017. HEIs who intend to apply for this additional around are encouraged to register their interest by submitting an ‘Expression of Interest’ form.

For more information, please get in contact:

Programme Manager

Craig Mellis

0203 714 5659


Programme Co-ordinator

Claire Banham-Godfrey

0203 102 6917


Client Support Officer

Charlie Reith-Pert

0203 102 6918



The name ‘Revolving Green Fund’ is being used by agreement with HEFCE.

Salix provides 100% interest-free capital for the public sector to reduce their energy costs by enabling the installation of modern, energy efficient technologies and replacing dated, inefficient technologies. It has worked with over 100 Higher Education Institutes and supported over 4,000 projects since 2006. HEIs have utilised over £135 million of funding for energy-efficiency projects, estimated to save more than £37.5 million and 190,000 tonnes of carbon each year. With this new round of funding, Salix will continue to enable this work to be undertaken at HEIs.

Over 120 energy efficiency technologies can be funded including combined heat and power, LED lighting upgrades, laboratory upgrades and ICT improvements. The full technology list can be found here.

If you would like to find out more about energy-efficiency technologies and how these have been implemented at HEIs and across the public sector, you can find project knowledge slides and other useful information in our Knowledge Sharing Area.


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