Hospitals, schools and other public sector buildings win nearly £1B funding to decarbonise: second competition promised

BEIS has said it will open a second phase of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme in 2021/22 after announcing grants of £932M in Phase 1 of the Scheme.

So far 317 public sector organisations have been awarded funding for 429 energy efficiency and heat decarbonisation projects, which closed for applications in January. The department said more grants would be announced in Phase 1 of the scheme until the full £1B of funding was allocated.

The North East won over £57M in grants, Yorkshire and the Humber won £154M, the Niorth West will receive £123M, East Midlands £66M and West Midlands £60M, the East of England £84M, the South East £122M, South West £109M, London £143M and Wales £1M.

Among the largest single grants were for councils, with £78M for Greater Manchester Combined Authority, £18M for Dorset, £16M for Hampshire County Council and £20M for Kent. Among the grants for hospitals were Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, £24M for Nottingham University Hospitals and £14M for University Hospitals Birmingham t

Details of the second phase will be on the Salix website here