Our Service

Our initial role is to help you establish if your idea is something that funding will be available for. You may be surprised at the breadth of projects that can be funded. In the unlikely event that funding isn’t available for exactly what you want, we will help look at your other priorities and budgets to see if we may be able to help you find funding for another project, which will enable you to free up funds for the first.

Free consultation to capture information about your location, your particular needs, the amount of funding you are seeking, what you need the funding for and the outcomes you are expecting.

We are able to scope and identify the funding opportunities available to you to meet your project needs, and design a funding plan with you.

We offer a comprehensive bid writing service through our team of experienced and skilled bid writers, and provide you with a timescale of when you will receive your application.

We are able to manage and track your application from point of submission, and are able to provide advice and guidance for any queries from the funding body regarding your application

If your project requires design and installation, we are able to provide a full project management service dependent on your location.


In association with our expert CIF-Specialist Chartered Surveyor Partners, GD funding can now offer a ‘No Win No Fee Fee’ Project Survey and Bid Writing service for Standalone Academies, Small Multi Academy Trusts (MATs), Free Schools, Academy Special Schools, Sixth Form Colleges & Non-Diocesan VA Schools to help access these important ESFA Condition grants. The Condition Improvement Fund is only available to Standalone Academies, Small Multi Academy Trusts (MAT’s), Free Schools, Academy Special Schools, Sixth Form Colleges & Non-Diocesan VA Schools. It is also available to ‘converting’ Academies, that have had their formal academy order signed by September 1st 2020 and will convert by the time the funding is awarded (around 1st April 2021).

Large Multi Academy Trusts with 3,000 pupils or more will receive their own capital funding allocations, so are ineligible to apply for this funding. Grants are available for Poor ‘Condition’ & ‘Life Expired’ works to school buildings, including Security, Safeguarding, Fire & Gas Safety, Ventilation and Air Quality. It is also available for Thermal Comfort, Roofing, Asbestos Removal, Drainage & Water Services, Mechanical & Electrical Systems. Replacement Classrooms, Windows & Doors. Each school is allowed to bid for two eligible projects of up to £4M per project.

Salix provides 100% interest free capital finance to schools, to undertake energy efficiency projects. This capital is paid back using the savings produced through reduced energy bills. Salix supports over 120 different types of energy efficient technologies, with the most popular school projects involving LED lighting, boiler upgrades, heating and insulation.

Efficient technologies consume less energy and often result in a more comfortable learning environment with improved heating and lighting, without reducing performance. Furthermore, energy efficiency improvements result in lower energy bills, saving revenue funding in your school. Using energy more efficiently also reduces CO2 emissions, lowering your school’s carbon footprint, helping to meet government targets and encouraging pupils to learn about environmental responsibility.

Energy Efficiency Measures include:

  • Building & Pipework Insulation
  • Internal LED lighting
  • Street lighting
  • Ventilation systems & controls
  • Heating & Hot Water
  • Windows
  • Boilers
  • Computer & ICT equipment
  • Building Management Systems
  • Laboratory equipment

Salix Energy Efficiency Fund (SEEF)

Salix Energy Efficiency Funding is available for all individual academies, academy sixth forms, free schools and those in Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs).


  • Reduce your energy bills
  • Improve the learning environment for both staff and pupils
  • Over 100 technologies are eligible for funding
  • No upfront cost – the interest-free funding is paid and repaid to the DFE based upon the predicted energy savings
  • SEEF repayments returning to the DFE are recycled to fund further projects in the public-sector.

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Let us help you get funding to achieve your goals.

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