Philip Dunne MP has welcomed extra funding from the Government, providing a share of £500 million for energy efficiency upgrades for schools and colleges in South Shropshire.
This extra funding will help schools and colleges save on their energy bills during the winter months and manage energy consumption, after Putin’s illegal war in Ukraine has driven up energy prices worldwide.
The extra Government funding for energy efficiency measures will not only help schools and colleges save money, it will also make them more energy efficient during the cold period and increase winter resilience for future years.
On average, a primary school will receive approximately £16,000, a secondary school will receive around £42,000, and further education college groups will benefit from approximately £290,000.
The funding will be available in the coming weeks, helping to accelerate work this winter, schools and colleges will be able to decide what energy upgrades to prioritise.
The Government’s Energy Relief scheme will also continue supporting schools and colleges this winter, reducing how much they need to spend on their energy and giving them greater certainty over their budgets.
This extra funding comes on top of £1.8 billion of capital investment already committed this year by the Government for improving the condition of school buildings.
Commenting, Philip Dunne said:
“Schools and colleges are facing rising energy bills during the winter months, after Putin’s illegal war in Ukraine has driven up energy prices worldwide.
“That is why I welcome the Government providing a share of £500 million for energy efficiency upgrades for schools and colleges in South Shropshire helping them to save on their bills by installing better heating controls, insulation to reduce heat loss from pipes, or switching to energy efficient lighting.”