Expression of Interest form for Innovation Projects

Please complete this form if you are interested in receiving support for an innovation project from the Low Carbon Dorset programme.

We will use the information you supply to assess your eligibility and how we can help you, so please provide as much detail as possible in your answers.

Subsidy Control: The Low Carbon Dorset programme is provided through the UK Government Shared Prosperity Fund and must comply with the UK rules on aid. This form asks for some basic information about this, but we might need to seek further details from you.

    Your Details

    Organisation Details

    *Please note we can only work on low carbon energy related projects located in the Dorset Council area – you can check if your premises are in the area on this UK Government Local Council finder page

    Business profile, activities, and structures

    So we can do some quick checks? Please answer the following as fully as possible – thank you.


    Private Limited CompanyPublic Limited CompanyLimited Liability PartnershipGuarantee Company (Not for Profit)


    Sole TraderMicrobusiness (less than 10 employees)SMELarge Business (over 250 employees)


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    Please provide your Company Registration number (CRN) or Unique Tax Reference (UTR) code (if applicable)


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    Details about your project

    Please use this section to provide us with more information on the project you are seeking support for.

    Subsidy Control

    Low Carbon Dorset is provided through the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF) and must comply with rules on Subsidy Control. It is your responsibility to understand the Subsidy Control implication of your application for your organisation. Please confirm below if you have received grants or other support subject to Subsidy Control in this financial year or the previous two financial years (you might also know this as State Aid). Please note that only one SPF grant is allowed per organisation. If we need more details following your expression of interest, we will let you know. Note that the following (among others) can be classed as subsidies/aid: Grants, loans, tax breaks, including enhanced capital allowances, and the use or sale of a state asset for free or at less than market price.

    If the free technical advice you receive from Low Carbon Dorset qualifies as Subsidy Control we estimate that your organisation will receive 15 hours of technical support from Low Carbon Dorset. This support will be free to you but has a value for Subsidy Control purposes of £870, delivered via the Minimum Financial Assistance route, which currently has a maximum threshold of £315,000 in any three-year period.


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