SaveMoneyCutCarbon are experts in partnering with schools to help reduce their energy bills, make maintenance less of a burden and improve learning environments. We offer a complete range of cost-saving solutions from supply-only through to full end-to-end service.

We also work with Salix Finance – offering 0% interest options – and other funding groups on larger projects if funds are needed. Low-cost LED lighting solutions provide instant savings with quick payback.

Our work with schools includes energy-saving projects with St Paul’s School, Portsmouth: £5,000 annual savings and Eton College : £9,500 annual savings

Our LED lighting solutions will give you peace of mind

  • Electricity bills are reduced
  • You’ll spend less time & money on maintenance
  • We offer fully project managed solutions: design, supply & install
  • Flexible installation times – we work with you
  • Fully qualified and DBS-checked technicians
  • Wellbeing improves with better quality lighting

We Have a 100% Success Record with SALIX Finance

Salix Finance provides 100% interest free capital loans to the public sector to reduce their energy costs by enabling the installation of modern, energy efficient technologies. To date, Salix Finance has funded over 13,000 projects throughout the UK.


Our experienced Salix team can: 

  • Discuss and identify your requirements and options before the Salix application, evaluating the chances of your project being financed through Salix
  • Undertake a comprehensive site survey to ascertain the size and scope of the energy saving opportunity
  • Write a detailed Salix business plan for all projects over £100K
  • Produce a return on investment costing table highlighting annual cost, energy savings and payback period to demonstrate Salix compliance
  • Liaise with the Salix Finance commercial team and Salix external technical evaluation team to assist you to get your project ‘over the line’

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Benefits of Upgrading to LED Lighting

Energy Saving

As schools face stringent budgets, the first place to consider savings is reducing energy use. By deploying energy efficient LED lighting in replacement of traditional light sources, schools can save up to 80% on electricity bills. The savings you make can be reinvested into the school to enhance the learning environment.

Superior Quality

Schools require high-quality lighting that keeps children and young individuals motivated and alert. Traditional lighting deteriorates quickly, leaving discoloured and uneven lighting which can be a distraction to staff and schoolers. It can also cause fatigue as well as being a drain on resources. LED lighting is far superior, providing brighter, higher quality light which creates even and consistent lighting which doesn't deteriorate over time.


SaveMoneyCutCarbon specialises in assisting schools and other public-sector organisations receive 100% interest free loans from Salix Finance for energy efficiency projects. Our in-house experts can prepare all the paperwork and fully manage the project on your behalf and are experienced in running successful applications to make the most of the available funds.

Lower Maintenance

Unlike traditional lighting, LED lighting has a long lifetime and doesn’t require frequent lamp changes, which substantially reduces the burden and cost of maintenance works. This means less disruption to staff and pupils from maintenance workers and provides further savings that can be put back in to the school.

Best of Brands

SaveMoneyCutCarbon only works with market-leading trusted brands in LED lighting. We have direct partnerships with our suppliers, giving us access to the widest range of products at the best prices which means our customers always get the best value for high-quality products. Additionally, our suppliers back their high-quality products with long warranties for further peace of mind.

Health and Wellbeing

Poor and inefficient lighting has negative effects on mood and wellbeing of pupils and staff. LED lighting can render colours much better than traditional lighting, enabling simulation of natural daylight to support pupil’s concentration, mood and motivation. It also helps staff to concentrate and be more productive, further enhancing the learning environment in your school.

St Patrick’s School Farnborough

Primary school reduces energy costs by 68% with LED lighting - Funding from Salix means upgrade is self-financing over eight years

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Dersingham School, Norfolk

Self-financing LED lighting cuts school energy costs by £2,800 a year - Interest-free loan fully covered by energy savings with lower carbon footprint

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Christ the King, Reading

Primary school LED lighting to save £1000s on energy bills - Lighting costs reduced by 63% and carbon footprint more than halved

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Hugh Faringdon School, Reading

Salix funded retrofit LED lighting project with seven year payback - Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School reduce lighting bills by more than 57%

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Bishop Challoner School

Annual energy bills reduced by £14,500 self-financing over seven years - LED lighting project fully managed by SaveMoneyCutCarbon, including complex Salix funding application on behalf of the school

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Eton College

Eton College LED lighting upgrade reduces energy use by over 61% - Carbon footprint shrinks by nearly 62% with payback through lower bills in under five years at historic independent school

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St Bede’s School, Basingstoke

LED lighting retrofit reduces lighting bills by nearly 70% - Full Salix financing at 0% interest means the project should be self-financing with payback in under seven years

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St Paul’s School, Portsmouth

Portsmouth primary school saves £5,000 a year with LED lighting - Lower costs and Salix interest-free funding mean lighting upgrade pays for itself

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Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester

Towcester primary school saves £9,000 a year with LED lighting - Payback in four years with electricity costs and carbon footprint cut by 70%

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Embsay School

Yorkshire primary school cuts lighting bill by 65% - Carbon footprint reduced by two-thirds with interest-free Salix funding

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“We had been planning the full refit of our lights for a couple of months and having chosen SaveMoneyCutCarbon the fitting team were with us for a couple of weeks before Christmas."

“They were able to come in after the school activities had finished in the afternoon. The Team were very amenable to working around any occupational restrictions we had with clubs and so on.They were a cheerful bunch and left the school tidy everyday with the furniture returned to its usual positions.There were a few changes to the fittings etc. that were noted during the fitting from the original survey and these were put in place without any problems."

Martin Blake, Business Manager at Nicholas Hawksmoor

“LEDs were the next logical step after our earlier lighting improvements but we could not at first secure the budget, given other pressing curriculum needs. However, we worked through the Diocese with SaveMoneyCutCarbon to take the opportunity to apply for Salix funding and the whole process went pretty smoothly."

"Overall, the standard of work from SaveMoneyCutCarbon was impressive. After SaveMoneyCutCarbon secured the interest-free loan, they moved very quickly to install the LED lighting, ensuring that the work was completed during the summer holidays, which was excellent. The early impressions of the new lighting are very positive, particularly in the library area and staff room. I’m sure we will see more benefits as the winter draws in.”

Anthony Murray, Head Teacher, St Bede’s

“The installation team was very professional and the managers responded positively to requests for changes as the project was delivered."

"There was a strong business case for choosing LED lighting and we’re looking forward to reduced costs over many years.The lighting is much improved, a lot brighter and clearly better quality, which I’m sure we’ll notice even more as winter draws in.”

Beverley O’Shea, Business Manager, Bishop Challoner School

LED lighting and lighting controls certainly ticks the boxes and is really is a sound investment that simplifies carbon reduction."

"Lighting controls in particular are a great asset as it is difficult to rapidly change people’s attitudes to switching off lighting."

John Tucker, Facilities Manager, Menzies Distribution

"This is the very latest technology in LED lighting as used at the Olympics and allows us to control the lights across the park using wireless technology directly from my PC or even an iPhone."

"We can create amazing effects in seconds."

Adam Garton, Technical Manager, Fantasy Island

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