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Millions of pounds to help Dorset reduce its carbon footprint

Low Carbon Dorset

Published at 8:16am 11th April 2018.

This week sees the launch of Low Carbon Dorset, a new programme of activities which will help boost Dorset's low carbon economy, and reduce its carbon footprint.

Through the programme, Dorset based businesses, public sector and community organisations can now access free support and a fund pot of over £2.15m to help improve their energy efficiency and develop renewable energy projects.

The three year programme, led by Dorset County Council in partnership with Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), is now open for applications and expects to benefit more than 100 organisations across the county.

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Cllr Daryl Turner, Cabinet member for the Natural and Built Environment at Dorset County Council said: "This is a great example of Dorset's efforts to build a 'green' economy, and will enable local businesses, public bodies and community organisations to save money and work together to reduce the county's carbon footprint.

"It will be exciting to see what innovative low carbon projects and approaches this programme will inspire here in Dorset."

Support will be available to organisations and community projects in the form of advice from the project's technical experts, and grant funding. With low Carbon workshops scheduled for the coming months.

If you would like further information about the funding and support available, or to submit an Expression of Interest form, please visit the Low Carbon Dorset website www.lowcarbondorset.org.uk.

 

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