Dorset Community Energy news – March 2023

Dear DCE newsletter subscribers – a special welcome to new subscribers.
In this issue:

  • Join us as a Project Management Contractor 
  • Our Community Fund is open for applications
  • Join our Trustees to help decide how the Community Fund is allocated 

Best wishes from DCE Directors: Alison, Derek, Emily, Henry, Rose, Tim, and Tom

Join us as a Project Management Contractor – apply by 14th April 2023

Can you help us to develop and install local renewable community energy projects in Dorset?   We have just secured planning approval for a 250kW ground-mounted solar PV array with the intention it will provide a direct supply through the grid to householders and businesses in Bridport, and have other projects in the pipeline.
Full details here 

Our Community Fund is open – apply by 7th May 2023

The community benefit of DCE is primarily the financial and carbon savings made by the installations, however DCE also allocates a fund each year to community projects which support its purpose. 

The fund is currently open for applications, with £6,329 in the funding pot.  Applications are invited for projects which reduce carbon emissions and or address fuel poverty in the Dorset.

Full details here

Help us spend our money!

Our Community Fund is open for applications, and we would like to invite our members to become Trustees of the Wessex Reinvestment Trust which will review the applications and help decide how the fund should be allocated. The funds will be allocated for BCP and Dorset based projects, but meetings will be online so you don’t have to be Dorset based. 

Full details here