UK Government; Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme – March 2022

Public Sector organisations can apply for funding of up to £5 million through the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.  A total of £75 million has been made available through the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with a focus on heat decarbonisation that reduce that reduce non-traded emissions.

The following organisations are eligible to apply:

  • Central government departments and their arm’s length bodies (set out in Public Bodies as published by the Cabinet Office, see here)
  • For central government departments where their roles are reserved (i.e., not devolved Governments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), funding may be used for estates located anywhere within the UK
  • Emergency services
  • Institutions of further and higher education
  • Local authorities
  • Maintained schools within the state education system, including academies, Multi-Academy Trusts and free schools
  • Nursery schools maintained by a local authority
  • NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts

The funding can be used to install low carbon heating systems to replace a fossil-fueled heating system that are coming to the end of its useful life.  A list of eligible technologies can be found here.

Applicants can also use their own funds to top up a project which they wish to complete.  

There is no application deadline, however, all projects that receive funding must be fully installed and completed before 31st March 2022.

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