Salix are accepting applications from Parish, Town and Community Councils at any time and have interest-free funding available. For street lighting projects Salix have project compliance criteria that projects must be repaid to Salix in a maximum 5 years and a maximum cost of £191 per tonne of carbon dioxide saved.
We ask for 4 elements in every application:
- Application form – this includes contact details the main project contact and the authorising official.
- Compliance Tool – this excel based tool tells you automatically if the project is compliant based on the energy and financial savings
- Supporting information – more detailed calculations showing a breakdown of the lamps, wattage, operating hours, showing pre and post kWhrs etc.
- Technical specifications – details of the specific equipment that is being installed as part of the project. This can be the manufacturer’s specification.
Approval must also be granted before borrowing a sum of money by the Secretary of State by way of the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), formally the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). As I understand it, this application process is something the County Association can support parishes with?
WALC can support Parishes with the application process; they must follow the guidance provided for the Public Works Loan Board application form and guidance which is available from WALC.
This would also be the process should a Parish wish to borrow from a bank.
For further information on borrowing please visit this Members page