Community Sector Organisations

Developing and implementing renewable energy projects at a community scale.

Is your community on the frontline of the green energy revolution? Low Carbon Dorset is supporting community led projects looking to use renewable energy technologies to reduce their carbon emissions.

Community involvement is a key factor, and we want to see your innovation and ideas. Types of projects could include:

  • Renewable energy installations (up to 5MW) – e.g. Biomass boilers, Renewable Heat (Ground, air and water source heat pumps), On-shore wind, Marine energy, Solar PV, Small Scale Hydro.
  • Smart energy systems – e.g. systems or models that use smart metering/demand management, or energy distribution and sharing

To be eligible for community sector support you must be either:

  • A legally constituted voluntary or community organisation located within Dorset, Bournemouth or Poole, or
  • A registered charity located within Dorset, Bournemouth or Poole.

What’s on offer?

Click here to see what support is available to your organisation

Case studies

Click here to see how other people have lowered their carbon usage, or contribute your own project.

Apply

Click here to fill out an online form for more information and start the low-carbon ball rolling.

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Low Carbon Dorset1 day ago
If you work in the energy sector or are interested in finding out more about the net-zero electricity issues we face in the South West, we definitely recommend attending the 'Keeping the Lights On' event this Thursday (18th).

Hosted by Plymouth's Net-Zero Exchange project, this free online event promises to explore the challenges and opportunities of turning national targets into local plans.

📅 18 July
⏰ 16:00 -17:30
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Find out more, including how to register, by following the link in the comments below 👇
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Low Carbon Dorset2 months ago
Thank you to all the businesses and community groups that attended the launch of our new climate exhibition last week.

Through a collection of photos, the ‘Our journey to net zero’ exhibition tells the stories of local organisations who, with the help of our Low Carbon Dorset programme, are cutting emissions and helping tackle climate change.

The exhibition will be touring the county throughout the summer. To find out when and where you can see it, visit our website (link in comments 👇)

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