26th May 2022
Today we are delighted to announce the launch of our Community Heating Project
The Community Heating Project CIC is brought to you by RGM Heating
Ltd and in partnership with The Cottage Family Centre.
RGM Heating Ltd is a local, small but growing business that was set up by three childhood friends, they are Fife and Which? Trusted Traders. Their business was founded and is run with their customers and the community at the heart of everything they do, all three of the owners are born and bred locally in Fife and are always looking at ways to give back. Unfortunately, this year, more and more people are struggling and need help.
After RGM Heating Ltd approached The Cottage and local charity Cosy Kingdom
about their idea of creating this initiative, it was met with encouragement and enthusiasm to help get the project off the ground.
Since these meetings, people and families have been getting referred to RGM Heating Ltd for help by Cosy Kingdom and they are now also part of our Big Hoose Fife Project which will require RGM Heating Ltd to install washing machines and gas cookers for our families free of charge.
After RGM Heating Ltd helped a local homeless charity ensure their properties were gas safe for incoming tenants and also being contacted by Cosy Kingdom to help a gentleman get his heating working efficiently, they wanted to do more. RGM Heating Ltd have since helped several other vulnerable families with their heating issues who were also referred to them by the Cosy Kingdom.
However, as they are a small business and with operational costs at an all-time high, there is only so much that they can do on their own.
RGM Heating Ltd already have people on a waiting list for help as their jobs are too big for them to fund themselves.
The Community Heating Project is a fund where 100% of the money raised, goes towards helping local, vulnerable people with their heating and hot water. That could be fixing their broken boiler, replacing condemned boilers, or even ensuring that their heating is working as efficiently as possible which will result in reducing their carbon footprint and keeping their heating bills down.
RGM Heating Ltd will also help with the supply and installation of vital household items such as gas cookers, washing machines, and plumbing essentials including showers, toilets, and sinks. The Community Heating Project will absorb all costs, none will be passed on to those that we help.
All labour will be charged out by RGM at an agreed, transparent rate with no profit or mark-up added to this or any required materials.
The fund will be through a Community Interest Company called The Community Heating Project C.I.C which has been set up and will be run by Graeme Robertson.
Referrals will be sent to RGM Heating directly or from us and we hope to get more charities on board to help with this.
Our aim is to help everyone in Fife who needs our help and to ensure nobody must choose between feeding their families or heating their homes. We feel that right now with the cost-of-living crisis and energy bills at frightening levels, now is the time to act. This year with further energy bill increases expected, this winter is going to be one of the toughest in living memory and we want to have The Community Heating Project in full swing to help as many people and families as possible.
Although we are only starting off with Fife, once everything is up and running, there is no reason why we can’t branch out and help other areas of Scotland that need our help.
Any help that we can get is greatly appreciated, from publicity to fundraising or donations, everything is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for reading this and for your support.
Nobody should have to choose between heating or eating.
To make a monetary donation by bank transfer, our details are below:
The Community Heating Project CIC
Sort Code: 30-98-97 & Account No: 77216663
If you need our help, please call us on 01383 435 993, 01592 269 489 or email us at [email protected]
. Alternatively, if you would like to fundraise, donate or help us in any way, please let us know.
Please help us spread this message as far and wide as possible.
This is the only way that we can raise enough money to help those in need, it is also the best way to find those people who need our help.
We can’t thank you enough for your generosity.