Salix, Energy Heroes, Less C02 and Woodland Trust

Salix, Energy Heroes, Less C02 and Woodland Trust

Salix Finance Funding for Maintained Schools


Salix offer 100% interest free capital for school energy efficiency projects and can have a payback time up to 8 years.

In partnership with the Department of Education, Salix Finance provides funding to reduce energy bills through the installation of energy efficiency technologies. The funding is provided through an interest free loan, which is repaid using the saving from the school’s energy bills

What can Salix be used for ?


Salix can be used on energy efficiency projects such as:

  • Boilers
  • Building Management Systems
  • Computers and IT Solutions
  • Heating Solutions, Ventilation and Cooling
  • Hand Dryers
  • Hot water Solutions
  • Insulation
  • Laboratory Upgrade
  • LED, lighting, Lighting controls and upgrades
  • Swimming Pool Covers
  • Voltage Management

For further information please visit the Salix Finance website using the following links and


Energy Heroes

Energy Heroes provide teachers with high quality resources that enable pupils to achieve high standards for data handling and problem solving skills. There objectives are to;

  • Deliver a highly engaging, reusable programme, that enables schools to act as knowledge hubs for Energy and Climate Change
  • Provide schools and their communities with a range of activities and resources that empower them to make good choices in relation to energy conservation and low carbon living
  • Empower children to become messengers who describe and model behaviours that reduce CO2 emissions and reduce fuel poverty



For further information, please visit



If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Kate Gilmartin on T: 07763 756549 or


Less C02

The LESS CO2 sustainable schools programme is a free energy efficiency programme available to any UK school, regardless if you are council run, an academy or independent.

Through a series of half day workshops spread through the year, peer mentoring, expert advice and resources, staff are empowered and equipped to make changes and improvements to their school to reduce their energy usage, save money on bills and lower their CO2 emissions


For further information, please visit


Woodland Trust


Go Green Tree Schools Award! Free help and support to schools from the Woodland Trust


Do you love trees? Do you want your pupils to love trees? The Woodland Trust has created The Green Tree Schools Award to encourage outdoor learning and 1000 schools across the region are being given a unique chance to nurture and inspire a new generation of nature lovers, with the help of Woodland Learning Officer Mel Frances

Mel can offer free specialist advice, support and encouragement to schools to get out with pupils to visit woods, plant trees and teach them about the importance of nature.

The award allows schools to gain points for completing exciting and educational activities such as tree planting, photography, art and recycling and progress through bronze, silver and gold levels to the prestigious platinum award.


Any school can sign up and you can email Mel to see if your school is eligible for extra support and additional free resources, such as wildlife identification guides and a curriculum based resource pack.


If you are interested in the Green Tree School Award you can register here and they’ll be in touch


Information on the Green Tree School Award can be found on the Woodland Trust website at


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