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.’

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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 months ago
It was great to join Kaye (Dorset Council's Youth Voice Manager) at The Gryphon School's mini COP event yesterday.

We got the chance to talk to pupils from The Gryphon and other Dorset schools about green careers, and the opportunities a green transition brings.

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Low Carbon Dorset4 months ago
Does your organisation have a plan for how you're going to get to net zero?

Our technical officers can help you create a bespoke plan, outlining opportunities and recommendations to help your organisation prepare for a greener future.

And it doesn't stop there, we can also provide grants to help you action it 💰

Businesses, community groups and charities in the Dorset Council area can access free support, by visiting the Low Carbon Dorset website.
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Low Carbon Dorset6 months ago
If you own or run a business in Dorset, you could be eligible for a grant to help reduce your energy use.

Grants from Low Carbon Dorset can be used to help install energy saving measures like LEDs and solar panels, to help your business tackle emissions and save on energy costs.

You can find out what support is available and how to apply, on our website 👉 https://orlo.uk/low-carbon-dorset_4bOwk

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