CLS in Dorset was funded by the Big Lottery Fund, one of 12 CLS programmes across England, from 2013 – 2016. The CLS programme explored a variety of innovative and integrated approaches to tackling climate change based on different communities and locations, supported by a Learning Partnership that included Groundwork UK, Energy Savings Trust, Confederation of Community Farms, and the Building Research Establishment.
Led by Dorset Community Action (lead partner), partners delivering CLS activities included Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Dorset County Council, Dorset Agenda 21 (Sustainable Dorset), Dorset Coast Forum, Dorset Public Health, Transition Town Bridport, Transition Town Dorchester, Wessex Community Assets, West Dorset Partnership, WSX Enterprise Ltd. and Bridport Energy Services Ltd.
Leaving a legacy was an important aim of the partnership through:
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