What we offer

What we offer

Low Carbon Dorset provides FREE technical advice and grants to local business, community and public-sector organisations to help improve your energy efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy.

This free support is delivered through:

FREE Technical advice – On-site technical support to explore your low carbon project ideas and opportunities (up to 2 days). Followed by on-going support to get your project off the ground.

FREE Detailed Energy Survey– if required we can provide a FREE detailed energy audit of your operations.

Low Carbon Grants – grants are available for up to 50% of your low carbon project costs (between £1,000 and £75,000).

These grants can be used towards costs relating to the installation of energy efficiency and/or renewable energy measures, this includes:

  • Contractors and consultants
  • Equipment and machinery
  • Installation, commissioning and associated works

FREE Low carbon workshops – held online and in-person to share ideas for possible energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in your organisation. Keep an eye on our Workshop & Events page to find out about future events.

To access any of the support listed above your organisation must be located within the Dorset Council area and must be one of the following –

  • A Small or Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) .
  • A legally constituted voluntary or community organisation or a registered charity.
  • A public-sector organisation.

Looking for inspiration for your low carbon project? Check out our Guides & Tools page for real-life case studies of successful low carbon projects and our step-by-step Guide to Reducing Emissions.

‘This has been a great project, radically improving the efficiency of our building… It couldn’t have happened without the Low Carbon Dorset programme which provided the catalyst and expert advice.’

Dorset History Centre

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.


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

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Low Carbon Dorset2 weeks 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 👇)
Low Carbon Dorset
Low Carbon Dorset1 month ago
Only 1 week to go until the 'Our Journey to Net Zero' exhibition launch event at Kingston Maurward College 🙌
The event is free to attend for all Dorset based community groups and businesses. And will be a great opportunity to find out what others are doing to cut emissions and become more sustainable in Dorset.
Our technical officers will also be on hand to give free advice on how you can reduce the carbon footprint of your organisation.
Spaces are limited, so book your free place 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/887637958027?aff=oddtdtcreator

Dorset Community Action Dorchester Chamber Kingston Maurward College @followers Bridport Business Chamber Weymouth Town Council Bridport Town Council Litter Free Dorset - Land, Coast & Sea
Low Carbon Dorset
Low Carbon Dorset1 month ago
And we're off... the Our Journey to Net Zero photo exhibition kicks off today at Durlston Country Park ahead of its official launch on Wed 22nd May 🙌

The exhibition will be touring venues across Dorset this summer, showing some of the inspiring projects we've supported and the people behind them.

If you're a Dorset based business or community group and haven't already signed up to attend our exhibition launch event next Wednesday, don't worry there's still time (link to register in comments 👇).

Durlston Country Park Dorset Council

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