Your decarbonisation journey

The Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) created by the government is offering £1 billion of grant funding for decarbonising public sector buildings including schools, academies and trusts. 

The deadline to sign up for to the scheme has passed – but that doesn’t mean you can’t still make energy savings. If you’ve missed the deadline or are ineligible to apply, you can still access eLight’s Green Energy Fund.

Through this fund, eLight will provide a turn-key LED solution with no upfront cost, together with a 7-year maintenance free guarantee.

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How does the decarbonisation scheme work?

The decarbonisation scheme focuses on energy efficiency and heat decarbonisation projects including:

  1. An Air to Water source heat pump to replace gas or oil boilers
  2. A Ground Source heat pump to replace gas or oil boilers
  3. A connection to a district heating scheme to replace gas or oil boilers
  4. Installation of direct electric heating
  5. LED lighting, and funding for other energy efficiency measures


Limited deadline

The timeline for submitting an application for funding is very short – with the deadline for most organisations and schools in early January. It’s likely that you’ll need to carry out an audit ahead of this deadline to inform your application, so we encourage you to get in touch quickly to see how we can support your application, including any potential audit and subsequent implementation.


How can eLight help my school?

We know that reducing carbon emissions and saving money on your energy bills are likely to be high on your agenda, but finding the time to think about it can often feel overwhelming. At eLight we make the process as easy as possible – by speaking to us now we can support your grant application and then deliver the proposal once funding is received. We can do all of this at a time to suit you and your students, all in a safe, covid-friendly way.

Working in parallel with the Salix fund, eLight can support your application and fund the remainder with our low-interest Green fund through an approved operating lease.

We anticipate the demand for the government scheme will be greater than the available funds, so for those that are unsuccessful in their bids (or for those that don’t wish to include heat decarbonisation in their plans) our own Green Fund initiative can also provide funding. There’s no upfront cost for this – you’ll pay a monthly fee for 7 years, the cost of which is guaranteed to be lower than your current monthly energy bills, typically by 30%. This means you’ll receive cost savings from day 1, along with the security of knowing that any repairs or fixes are covered by us.


Why choose eLight?

We’ve completed over 900 energy improvement projects to date, saving over £16 million for our happy clients. Our experience and expertise means we’re very well placed to help you receive funding to implement energy-saving improvements – whether through government funding, or our own initiatives.

Don’t delay. It’s important you speak to us quickly to avoid missing out on this limited funding.




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“eLight provided a turn-key solution to replace our sports hall, drama and squash court spaces, not only were they very cost competitive but the installation team worked quickly and professionally providing us with a seamless installation.”

Alastair Blackmore, Estates Manager, Abingdon school

“On its own it’s a small step, but we are teaching our students something of the value of making sound environmental choices. It is particularly helpful that in doing so we are also saving money for the school.”

Principal David Hayes, Malahide Community School

“eLight provided an excellent lighting solution for our school, replacing our old, tired and costly-to-run lights with no upfront cost. have commented that the new lighting is much better and it has really improved the classroom environment.”

Shirley Si Ahmed, School Business Manager, Purley Oaks Primary School

“The environmental agenda is being driven by children all over the world. Our students are part of the generation that are taking leadership and demanding change. We are delighted to enter this new partnership with eLight!”

Deborah O’Hare, Principal, Wallace High School

“We have noticed huge benefits since we switched to LED lighting with eLight. Not only are our lights great quality but eLight have enabled us to start meeting our climate change objectives”

Michelle Faulkner, School Business Manager, Stretford Grammar School

“All schools are under significant pressure to reduce costs. It is not often that we can do that while improving the learning environment for our students. Our partnership with eLight is now delivering real benefits for our school.”

Mark Webb, Operations Manager, Culford School

“People joke about keeping the lights on, but we were genuinely astonished at the cost involved in lighting our school.  When we met with eLight, they showed us that with LED lighting our cost would fall to under €4,500. They reduced our energy use by 70%.”

Donahies Community School Principal, Peter Keohane

“Like all schools we have to identify funding where we can.  Normally, to get these kind of improvements you have to be able to pay a big lump sum up front, that simply isn’t an option for our school, or most schools.  Every penny is carefully watched and spending is prioritised.  This was excellent, we were installing a system that would not only save us money for the next 15 years, it would actually release cash to us in year one.”

Kenmare Community School Principal, Dermot Healy

“We are trying to instil certain values in our students.  One of those is a concern for the world in which they live. There is a strong environmental consciousness among the student body and they were very much on board with the initiative. On its own it’s a small step, but we are teaching our students something of the value of making sound environmental choices.  It is particularly helpful that in doing so we are also saving money for the school.”

David Hayes, Malahide Community School

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Schools across the UK and Ireland are using eLight’s Light as a Service model as a cost-efficient, environmentally friendly solution to lighting. Hear more from them…


You probably have a lot of questions. Don’t worry, our team is on hand to give you all the information you need and can even visit your school to conduct a no obligation survey to find out if you are suitable for our LED solution.