Successful Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme Phase 3c Bid

5 June 2024

The Sea View Trust is delighted to have been awarded £2,252,786.00 to provide low carbon heating measures and other energy efficiency measures on five of our sites.

The grant has been made available through Phase 3c of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme, which is run by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero and is delivered by Salix.

More than £530million of funding will be handed to schools, hospitals, fire stations, universities and other public buildings across the country under the Phase 3c of the scheme.

Most buildings in the public sector still rely on fossil fuel-based heating. This phase will help fund low-carbon replacements specifically for heating systems approaching the end of their working lives and is a great opportunity to support public sector low carbon ambitions.

The scheme provides funds to replace ‘end-of-life’ fossil fuel systems (such as gas boilers), with low carbon heat sources combined with additional energy efficiency measures to facilitate a ‘whole building’ approach to heat decarbonisation.

Angela Holdsworth CEO said “This is a fantastic opportunity to teach our learners about climate change and how we can all impact on our environment.  The learners will chart our progress through a video diary that we can use to celebrate our journey to net zero.”

Director of Programmes at Salix Ian Rodger said: “We are looking forward to working with the Trust on its net zero journey and ensuring that buildings are geared up for the future.

“Not only will the new energy efficiency measures make a difference to carbon emissions and energy consumption, but through a series of decarbonisation measures, these buildings will be better places in which to study, work and enjoy.”