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.
Every year, Nova Scotia Power donates $200,000 to the HEAT Fund to help individuals and families most in need in Nova Scotia. In December 2020, Nova Scotia Power Maritime Link Inc. (NSPML) also announced a donation of $1.5 million for the 2021 HEAT Fund program year. These funds will provide immediate support to electricity customers this winter who have been hardest hit by the financial challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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. Which is why we have 1) extended the application deadline indefinitely, 2) we are waiving application restrictions to allow those in need to apply every 12 months, and 3) we have raised the income thresholds so that more Nova Scotians can apply for help.
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.