Community Fund

About the fund

The purpose of Dorset Community Energy (DCE) is to fight climate change, increase generation of renewable energy across Dorset and benefit the local community.

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 Community Fund will grow over the 20-year project life, and in 2024 stands at £9,980.

When is fund next open?

The 2024 fund is now open, please apply by 7th May 2024.

Who can apply?

The community fund is open to support projects that aim to reduce carbon emissions and / or address fuel poverty in the Dorset and BCP area with grants up to £1500.  In the past we have supported: community energy projects; food and fuel poverty initiatives; energy efficiency measures; resilience projects; green weeks; recycling groups; upskilling projects and more. 

How do I apply?

Read the Dorset Community Energy Community Fund criteria 2024.

Complete the Grant Application Form and return to by 7th May 2024.