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Decarbonisation Scheme (Salix)

You school's next step towards a low-carbon heating future


Salix Funding

Take advantage of an excellent opportunity

The Government has set aside millions of pounds to help public sector organisations such as schools fund their decarbonisation projects. New schemes are opening up all the time, with valuable funding available to help schools, academies and colleges engage with specialist consultants such as Hookway to get the expert advice guidance that they need to proceed.

Experts in securing school funding

At Hookway we are perfectly placed to help put your heat decarbonisation plan in place. With over 70 years’ experience in the education sector, we have an excellent track record in securing funds for a huge variety of projects. We can guide you through the process, either working alongside you to provide support and advice or managing the entire process from start to finish on your behalf.

What is the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme?

The PSDS provides grants for public sector bodies, including schools, to fund heat decarbonisation and energy efficiency measures. It encourages a whole building approach to decarbonisation and has been set up to help reach targets set by the UK Government to become net-zero by 2050.

Who is it for?

  • Schools & academies
  • Multi-academy trusts
  • Sixth form trusts
  • Any other public sector organisations

Reasons for you to act

  • Secure valuable funds
  • Reduce your carbon emissions
  • Be ready for future grant opportunities
  • Enhance your school’s reputation

Maximise your chances of success

Hookway will work with you to identify how existing fossil-fuel based heating systems can be effectively replaced with low carbon, cleaner alternatives. Our detailed appraisals will provide the vital information required to produce a professional funding application that meets all the required bid criteria giving you the best chance of obtaining capital funding to finance your decarbonisation

Contact Hookway on

0117 955 4545

Why choose Hookway

  • Over 70 years’ experience in helping schools
  • Experts in sourcing funding
  • Guidance every step of the way
  • Working in partnership with Salix Finance
  • 70% success rate on applications

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“The new washroom facilities have significantly improved the internal environment and Hookway have been on-hand to efficiently project manage these works to our satisfaction.”

“After a fantastic refurbishment of our Grade II* listed building roof last year, Hookway has excellently project managed a complete transformation of our asbestos roofs. ”

“Hookway was instrumental in securing The Redstart Learning Partnership schools crucial Salix LCSF funding. This grant will provide us with invaluable energy appraisal surveys, which will greatly enhance our chances of being awarded PSDS capital funding for decarbonisation projects. ”

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