Low Carbon Europe are pleased to announce that we supported 14 organisations apply for the Heat Decarbonisation Plan funding, via Phase 4 Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund.
What is The Phase 4 Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund?
The Phase 4 Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund has given organisations within the public sector an opportunity to access grants to enhance their decarbonisation skills and pave the way for a more sustainable future. The fund is enabling organisations to tap into specialist expertise and knowledge that is required to create robust heat decarbonisation plans and prepare for energy efficiency projects.
What are the scheme benefits?
1) The initiative addresses the need to meet the UK’s 2050 Net Zero target by focusing on decarbonising the way in which buildings are heated.
2) Empower organisations to develop detailed project proposals for future capital decarbonisation measures.
3) Access to specialist advice and expertise to develop future heat decarbonisation plans.
What were the Funding options?
Phase 4 of the Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund offered three distinct funding options:
1) Funding to develop or enhance a heat decarbonisation plan, incorporating any criteria outlined in the scheme.
2) Development of standalone detailed designs based on pre-existing heat decarbonisation plans.
3) A combination of the above two options to develop or improve a heat decarbonisation plan and create standalone detailed designs from pre-existing plans.
How did LCE support organisations with their applications?
LCE worked with our clients to produce new Heat Decarbonisation plans that aligned to Salix and NHS England guidance, with tools to allow for changes in funding availability and building priority. We also supported a previous plan to get funding for the design of three buildings, which will then be ready for future decarbonisation funding applications.
Phase 5 is expected to be announced in March 2024, so if you would like us to help with your application for this please do get in touch.