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Community Fund open for applications – apply by 25th April 22

The Community Fund is currently open to support projects that aim to reduce carbon emissions and or address fuel poverty. They may also include local food, sustainable transport or waste reduction, and any other activity which reduces carbon emissions. The project must be located with the geographical area of the …
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Community Fund 2022 open for applications – mailing

Dorset Community Energy Fund 2022 Dear DCE newsletter subscribers – a special welcome to new subscribers.In this issue: DCE Community Fund – open for applications – apply by 25th April  Best wishes from DCE Directors: Alison, Derek, Emily, Henry, Rose, Tim, and Tom Community Fund – open for applications  – apply by 25th April The …
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Welcome to our February 2022 Newsletter

Dear DCE newsletter subscribers – a special welcome to new subscribers.In this issue: DCE seeks new IT support – apply by 4th March DCE welcomes: Alison, Rose, Ralph, John and Lucy Thanks and farewell  to Pete Energy Local Bridport is expanding and featuring in the national press  Best wishes from DCE Directors: Alison, Derek, Emily, …
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DCE seeks IT support – apply by 4th March 22

Dorset Community Energy needs to engage new IT support to manage our web activities. You may be an existing producer, website builder, designer, developer or agency. We manage most of our updates in-house but require limited external support. Please refer to this Brief for further information and send …
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DCE welcomes: Alison, Rose, Ralph, John and Lucy

DCE welcomes two new Directors: Alison and Rose, who have been co-opted pending formal approval at the AGM, and three new Team Members: Ralph, John and Lucy.  Together they bring a vast array of experience to DCE including: community engagement, local energy generation, and technical energy management.  Read more about …
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Thanks and farewell to Pete

Pete West, has recently stepped down as Secretary and Director of Dorset Community Energy.  Pete has made an immense contribution to advancing the installation of renewable energy in Dorset and beyond. He has been part of DCE since it was founded in 2013 and a key player in …
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Energy Local Bridport is expanding

Our long-awaited Energy Local Bridport Club finally got started back in September 2021. 14 households became the first in England to join an Energy Local Club, and started to get cheapelectricity when the wind turbine at Salway Ash is generating. The initial 14 have helped to trial the Club systems, including …
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Welcome to our October 2021 Newsletter

Dear DCE newsletter subscribers – a special welcome to new subscribers.In this issue: DCE seeks Technical Director – apply by 6th November DCE Community Fund awards £3,500 to local projectsEnergy Local Bridport is liveDCE AGM – over 20% of membership represented – slides and minutes availableDCE reaches 1150kW of installed solar panels Best …
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DCE seeks Technical Director

An exciting opportunity to join Dorset Community Energy as Technical Director, providing management of the Asset Manager, Project Managers and external consultants. This is a new role, expected to be for 1 – 2 days per week, with remuneration between £25 and £35 per hour depending on experience. Apply …
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DCE Community Fund awards £3500 to local projects.

The aim of the Community Fund is to support projects that aim to reduce carbon emissions and or address fuel poverty.  The most recent funding round closed in July 2021 and the following awards were made: Blandford School – to support the installation of LED lighting in classrooms.West Dorset Friends of the …
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Energy Local Bridport is live!

Energy Local Bridport went live in September 2021. The Club has started with a ‘mini Club’ of 14 households whilst we check that things are running smoothly. The mini Club has become the first Energy Local Club in England to start operating. We are anticipating some teething …
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Dorset Community Energy’s 5th AGM

DCE’s fifth AGM was held via Zoom on the 12th July, with 27 attendees and 18 proxy votes received, over 20% of our membership was represented.  As well as the formal AGM, there was an update on current projects to install a further 1100kW of solar panels, as well as …
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