The HEAT Fund

The Home Energy Assistance Top-up (HEAT Fund) is available to individuals and families in Nova Scotia who live on a low income to help with paying their energy bill. Since 1997, we’ve worked with the Salvation Army to help families across the province. In partnership with the Province of Nova Scotia since 2008, the Fund provides emergency assistance for all forms of home heating, including electric, propane, oil, wood, and natural gas.

In 2020, the impacts of COVID-19 have been widespread. We know that many of our customers are concerned about the future, about employment insecurity and ability to pay bills.

This year, in addition to our annual donation of $200,000, Nova Scotia Power has made an additional donation to the HEAT Fund for a total of $700,000 to help individuals and families most in need in Nova Scotia. We have also extended the application deadline indefinitely and are waiving the application restriction on applying only every 24 months; meaning customers who received funds in 2019, may also apply in 2020.

To apply to the HEAT Fund, go to the HEAT Fund page on The Salvation Army website for more information and the application form.

Want to help?


By completing the form below, you can contribute to the Fund and help Nova Scotians in need during the coldest months of the year.

All donations by residential customers are tax deductible and the Salvation Army will issue a charitable tax receipt for your donation at the end of the year. We are pleased to support customer donations with an annual program contribution of $200,000.

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