With global warming continuing to become a growing concern, businesses and individuals alike are making changes to lower their carbon footprint. This being said, many companies lack the money required to make these crucial modifications. This makes prioritising the environment tricky. As such, Salix funding and other schemes have been introduced to help.
What is a Carbon Footprint?
A carbon footprint is a measurement for the amount of greenhouse gases that are produced by our actions. Namely, carbon dioxide and methane. It helps individuals and businesses to be more aware of the impact they are having on the planet. Moreover, many people around the world are actively working on reducing their carbon footprint.
Greenhouse gasses are responsible for many significant environmental and health concerns, risks, and issues. As such, reducing the production of these is crucial. Greenhouse gases are responsible for climate change, air pollution, extreme weather, and wildfires. Moreover, they can also have a knock-on effect on the supply and distribution of certain foods.
Who are Salix?
Salix are an organisation that work on behalf of the government to deliver public sector funding across the UK. These schemes aim to lower carbon emissions. What’s more, they are helping us reach the governments net zero goal. Their funding options also tackle rising energy bills and energy efficiency.
Forming in 2004, Salix had provided funding for over 21,500 projects as of March 2022. This £2.7 million in funding has helped to save 1.1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.
What Salix funding schemes are available?
Most public sector schemes offered by Salix are closed for applications at present. There are, however, new funding options popping up all the time. The best place to find out about these are on the Salix website or right here on our blog page!
Previous schemes have included:
- The England Recycling Fund
- Phase 1,2,3a & 3b of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Fund
- Phase 1, 2, 3 & 4 of the Public Sector Low Carbon Skills
- Scottish Funding Council Schemes
- The Wales Recycling Fund
There are three schemes that are currently still open for the Public Sector across Scotland and Wales. These are:
- The Scotland Recycling Fund
- Scottish Public Sector Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme
- The Wales Funding Programme
You can read more about all of the Salix funding schemes by clicking here.
Whilst Salix funding is an amazing opportunity for businesses, the application process can be long and gruelling. What’s more, it also requires a great deal of knowledge and understanding into all the different options for your business. As such, knowing where to even begin can be tricky. That’s where we come in!
For support and guidance in applying for future Salix funding schemes, get in touch today! You can speak to one of our specialists by calling us on 01245 326 200 or by filling out our contact form which can be found here.