Grants and funding for communities

Visit our Community Funding page for up to date information on the grants and funding schemes currently available to community groups in Dorset. Lots of these funds cover climate mitigation and resilience activities. 

Here you will also find the Dorset Fundfinder – a tool to help Dorset's community organisations search and browse funding, grants and information.

Below are a few other sites where you may be able to access support for your climate action:

Low Carbon Dorset

Low Carbon Dorset is a five-year programme of activities led by Dorset Council to help stimulate growth in Dorset's low carbon economy. The programme offers free support to communities and voluntary organisations to help improve energy efficiency and install renewable energy. 

Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) Scheme

If you have installed solar panels or other renewable electricity generation in your building, you may be able to get money through the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) scheme

Boiler Upgrade Scheme

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) is a government scheme to support low carbon technologies in homes and small non-domestic properties. Check to see if you could be eligible for a grant to help you replace existing fossil fuel heating with more efficient, low carbon heating systems.