All Saints Multi Academy Trust secure government funding from decarbonisation scheme

Liverpool-based All Saints Multi Academy Trust has successfully welcomed over £800,000 in funding as part of the government’s ‘Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme’.

This funding represents a significant milestone in the trust’s commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.

The funding will be utilised to implement a range of energy-efficient measures at The Academy of St Francis of Assisi, Kensington, as part of a kick-start ambitious journey of becoming net zero.

This includes the installation of low-carbon air source heat pumps, additional solar panels, insulation upgrades, low-energy lighting and upgrades to the electrical infrastructure in a bid to future-proof the site. Post-installation, smart meters will keep track of energy consumption and savings. This data will be continually monitored and analysed by Energy Intelligence.

These initiatives will not only reduce the academy’s carbon footprint but also result in substantial cost savings on energy bills, allowing resources to be redirected towards enhancing educational programmes and facilities.

The Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme is run by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero and supports the aim of reducing emissions from public sector buildings by 75 per cent by 2037. It is delivered by Salix.

The trust is one of 34 multi academy trusts across the UK to receive a share of £530 million in government funding to go green, amongst other public sector bodies.

CEO of All Saints Multi Academy Trust, Heather Duggan, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to receive this grant funding and it will enable us to make significant strides towards The Academy of St Francis of Assisi’s goal of becoming a greener, more eco-friendly academy while providing our students with healthier and more conducive learning environments.”

Director of programmes at Salix, Ian Rodger said: “We are pleased to support All Saints Multi Academy Trust on its decarbonisation journey.

“We deliver large numbers of decarbonisation projects across schools in England and the objective is not only to make these buildings more energy efficient and reduce their carbon footprint, but to make them more comfortable and healthier places in which to work and study.”

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