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  • Writer's pictureRussell Burton

Phase 3c of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme and £590 Million in Grants


The forthcoming Phase 3c of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) has just been announced. With a total funding pool of £590 Million, this phase offers significant opportunities for eligible public sector bodies seeking to implement low-carbon heating, renewable energy, and energy efficiency measures.

Phase 3c of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme announced

The Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) is a key initiative aimed at supporting the public sector in reducing carbon emissions and transitioning to more sustainable practices. By embracing low-carbon measures, public sector organisations can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, helping combat climate change and capture economic advantage from greening their establishment.


Additionally, adopting low-carbon measures helps future-proof public sector organisations against rising energy costs and potential regulatory changes. By embracing renewable energy sources and energy-efficient technologies, institutions can enhance their resilience and ensure long-term sustainability in a rapidly evolving energy landscape.


Hillside Infinitas (AKA The HI Group) has established expertise in supporting clients to access PSDS grant funding for colleges across the UK. Having successfully secured over £25 Million in grants, we have enabled six FE colleges to adopt renewable energy solutions and accelerate their journey towards achieving net-zero objectives.


Through collaborations with North Warwickshire Council, Petroc College, Nelson & Colne College, Mid Kent College, University for the Creative Arts (UCA), Farnborough College of Technology, and Hopwood Hall College, we have achieved a 100% success rate in the previous rounds (3a & 3b).


The grant support, combined with an additional £25M of leveraged private investment, will ensure smooth project implementation, taking projects seamlessly to installation and maximising the impact of the funding. This collaborative approach reinforces our commitment to driving effective and sustainable solutions.


In the upcoming weeks and months, we will provide comprehensive information and guidance on Phase 3c of the PSDS.


Together, let us seize this opportunity to forge a sustainable future, create a lasting positive impact, and realise the benefits of low-carbon measures for public sector organisations.

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