What we offer

What we offer

Low Carbon Dorset provides FREE technical advice and financial support to local Business, Community and Public Sector organisations to deliver carbon reduction projects in Dorset.

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.

Low Carbon Grants grants available for up to 40% of your project costs, between £5,000 and £250,000, depending on your project and organisation. Grants could be used for contractors and consultants or equipment and machinery, to help you deliver renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

FREE Low carbon workshops– regular workshops held across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole to provide information on support available, insights into low carbon technologies, advice on carbon reduction, and examples of successful projects. Each workshop is tailored to your organisation type and sector.

Find out when and where our next workshops are via our Workshop & Events page.

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

FREE Networking– information exchange opportunities.

The support available depends on what kind of organisation you are…

To receive support your organisation must be located within Dorset, Bournemouth or Poole, and must be one of the following –

  • A Small or Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) .
  • A public funded organisation/body such as a local Authority, higher and further educational institution, housing association or other publicly funded organisation.
  • A legally constituted voluntary or community organisations or a registered charity.

Find examples of the types of projects we support on our We Support page.

Looking for inspiration for your low carbon project, why not check out some real-life case studies of successful low carbon projects on our Case Studies page?

‘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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