Help a voluntary organisation in your community

baxiWe are delighted to announce that BSEE and Baxi Commercial are collaborating once again to offer one lucky reader the chance to help out their community!  If you know of a local voluntary funded organisation that operates out of a building with poor heating and/or hot water provision, you could help them by entering the 2014 Baxi Commercial Community Challenge to win a commercial sized central heating boiler or water heater.

Be inspired in 2014 by last year’s winner who secured a Potterton Commercial Paramount boiler and an Andrews FASTflo water heater for the Wincobank Village Hall Project.

Baxi Commercial offers one of the broadest ranges of commercial high efficiency condensing boilers and direct fired water heaters, together with compatible low and zero carbon solutions, currently available in the UK.  If you know of a local voluntary organisation that could benefit from winning the 2014 Baxi Commercial Community Challenge, don’t let them miss out on this tremendous opportunity.

Winning words

baxi2The 2013 winner, Wincobank Village Hall, is a project being undertaken to serve one of the most deprived areas in South Yorkshire, which is high on the Multiple Indices of Deprivation Index.  After a gap of some seven years without a community building, the Wincobank Community Buildings Group, comprising local residents and community group volunteers, is driving forward the refurbishment of a derelict building which will become Wincobank Village Hall.

When completed, later in the year, it will provide a safe, modernised and welcoming facility where groups of all ages, interests and abilities can meet in the very heart of this locality. These will include the senior citizen’s, parent and toddlers, Scouts and youth groups, a community cafe, education and learning for both children and adults as well as additional space for the St Thomas boxing club, which helps to channel persistent truants and ex-offenders back into education.

“The Wincobank Community Buildings Group is absolutely delighted it has won the 2013 Baxi Commercial Community Challenge,” affirms their spokesperson, Dr Bridget Ingle. “Wincobank has been without a community building for seven years. The donation of the boiler and hot water heater is key to the building being fully operational for community use.  The members of the group work on a voluntary basis and are delighted that in winning this award the importance of this project has been recognised by Baxi Commercial.”


The winner could be any one of a diverse number of local organisations, as entries are not restricted to registered charities.  We are happy to hear about any community projects where a new commercial sized space heating and/or hot water provision would make a real difference to the people using the building.


It’s easy to enter


If you think that you know of a good cause who could also benefit then don’t delay. It will cost you nothing financially to enter the competition and your involvement in terms of time need be nothing beyond completing the entry form.

Your application can be on behalf of any worthy cause that operates from a building which needs a new ‘commercial sized’ gas-fired water heater or boiler however please note that the building must have a suitable gas supply – it may therefore be a good idea to ask the advice of a competent heating engineer for guidance when completing your application form (although this isn’t essential).

Please ensure that you provide all of the information which is requested below and then wait for us to contact you. Entries must be received by the end of March and we will feature some of the applicants in subsequent issues of BSEE before announcing the winner later in the year.

How to enter

Your entry should include the following details:

  1. The name of the cause represented together with the address, web address (if applicable) and a description of the building/location.
  2. Details of the aims and work carried out by the cause and on whose behalf (in no more than 200 words) for example if it is a Scout or Guide hut or a village community centre and the activities which are held there.
  3. How long the cause has been established.
  4. How long the cause has had use of the existing building and its facilities.
  5. Please state whether the facility has

(a) Gas     (b) LPG          (c) Electric only     (d) Oil

  1. Describe the existing heating and hot water systems and their performance (please let us know the current manufacturer, make and model as this will help us determine an appropriate replacement product). If you do not have an existing system then please state this in your entry.
  2. State the reason why a replacement system would benefit the cause, and what difference new equipment would make (in no more than 200 words).
  3. Your name and address and full contact details including an email address.


Please send your entry (one per reader) to:

Tracey Rushton-Thorpe

BSEE/Baxi Community Challenge

Datateam Business Media Ltd

15A London Road



ME16 8LY


Alternatively you can email your entry to:

All entries must be received by no later than 31 March 2014. By entering you agree to your project being featured in BSEE if it is shortlisted or if it is the eventual winner.

So, what are you waiting for? Why not take up The Challenge in 2014 and help make a difference to a worthy cause in your community. We look forward to hearing from you.

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