Dates announced for Phase 3 of Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme

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The third phase of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme opens for applications at 2pm on Wednesday 6th October 2021, Salix has announced.

The Application Portal will be closed four weeks later at 2pm on Wednesday 3rd November 2021. Applications will be assessed in the order in which they are received.

Phase 3 PSDS is aimed at taking a ‘whole building’ approach to heat decarbonisation, combining heat decarbonisation with energy efficiency measures.

According to Salix, the total amount of funding available for Phase 3 PSDS will not be confirmed until after this year’s Spending Review.

Therefore, there is no guarantee of any funding until the outcome of the Spending Review is confirmed and applications are submitted at the risk of the Applicant.

Applications will be assessed, and funding awarded to eligible projects, in the order in which applications are received.

Grant offers will only be made after the total funding for the Phase 3 PSDS is confirmed.

Salix do not expect to be able to inform applicants if they have been successful until 2022.

Salix reports to have used their learning from delivering Phase 1 and Phase 2 PSDS and feedback from clients, stakeholders and decision-makers to design the model for delivering this next phase.

There are some essential differences in Phase 3. These include funding available, how that funding is delivered, and the introduction of multi-year settlements.

There is also no cap on the value of grant an applicant can apply for.

Whilst there is no cap, applicants must ensure they have the necessary resources and suppliers in place, required to deliver the application by the agreed dates.

As a minimum, all applicants are required to contribute the “like-for-like” costs of the project themselves in addition to any PSDS grant funding provided.

More information about the Phase 3 of Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme is available on the Salix website.