Winners of latest tranche of public sector decarbonisation grants announced

Winners of latest tranche of public sector decarbonisation grants

A total of 222 projects have been awarded a share of £530 million from the latest phase of the government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS).

This total includes 47 school projects, which have won funding worth £37 million (see table below), making schools a significant beneficiary of the latest round of funding. More than 70 council-backed projects have also won grants.

Cash from the PSDS can be spent on installing heat pumps, solar panels, insulation and low-energy lighting to reduce reliance among public sector organisations on the use of fossil fuels.

Launched in 2020, the £2.5 billion PSDS has funded more than 1,000 projects to date. The projects announced this month were from phase 3c of the scheme.

Commenting on the awards, Minister for Energy Efficiency and Green Finance Lord Callanan said:

“From school corridors to the businesses that power up our economy, we want to make sure buildings of all shapes and sizes are supported to deliver net zero… we are standing steadfast behind our public sector and local businesses, providing the help they need to make the switch to cleaner, homegrown energy.

“This will not only help cut bills in the long term, but ensure we keep reducing our emissions – having already led the world by halving them since 1990.”

The government has committed to spend more than £12 billion on energy efficiency by 2028.

Full list of PSDS grants to schools

NEAT Academy Trust: Benfield School and Sports Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne£4,062,807
Wickersley Partnership Trust, Durham£833,051
Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust: St Mary’s Primary School, Knaresborough£134,048
Church of England Diocese of Leeds: St Peters Church of England Burmantofts Primary School£221,006
Coast and Vale Learning Trust: Filey School, North Yorkshire£1,978,268
Impact Education Multi Academy Trust: Newsome Academy, Huddersfield£778,649
Owlcotes Multi Academy Trust: Pudsey Waterloo Primary School, Leeds£517,267
United Learning Trust: Barnsley Academy£1,610,358
Wellspring Academy Trust£223,453
Liverpool Joint Catholic and Church of England Academies Trust: The Academy of St Francis of Assisi, Liverpool£807,222
Sea View Trust, Blackpool£2,252,786
True Learning Partnership, Stockport£2,459,518
Archway Learning Trust: Bluecoat Aspley Academy, Nottingham£1,636,792
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi Academy Trust, Nottingham£1,170,000
Birmingham Diocesan Multi Academy Trust£597,726
Leigh Trust: Marlborough Primary School, Birmingham£1,202,431
Active Learning Trust: Kingsfield Primary School, Cambridgeshire£310,708
Atlas Multi Academy Trust: Adeyfield Academy, Hertfordshire£1,001,727
Danes Educational Trust, Hertfordshire£127,145
Sigma Trust: Stanway School, Essex£252,914
Acer Trust: Wood Green Secondary School, Oxfordshire£1,138,720
Aletheia Academies Trust: Stone St Marys School, Dartford£580,878
Bosco Catholic Education Trust: St. Paul’s Catholic College, Sussex£561,000
Diocese of Chichester£534,491
Diocese of Portsmouth and Winchester£184,521
Hook Norton Church of England Primary School, Banbury£196,348
Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership: More Park Catholic Primary School, West Malling£134,375
Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership: Our Lady of Hartley Catholic Primary School, Hartley£183,613
Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership: St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Aylesham£191,500
Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership: Stella Maris Catholic Primary School, Folkestone£220,308

You can read more about the PSDS here.

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