Emergency home heating assistance

The Home Energy Assistance Top-up (HEAT) Fund supports Nova Scotians in need with home heating cost during the winter months. For over 20 years, this program has helped keep thousands of individuals and families across Nova Scotia warm during the winter.

You may apply to the HEAT fund if:

1. You live in Nova Scotia and are within the following low-income threshold of:

  • $29,000 for one-person households
  • $47,703 for two to four person households and
  • $67,937 for households of five or more individuals

2. And your household is experiencing an emergency heating situation.

The HEAT Fund started on Jan 16th and continues until funds are depleted. The approved applicants will receive assistance one time only -up to a max of $400 depending on the amount required.

Complete and submit the entire HEAT Fund application form and all required documents together. Incomplete applications will result in a delay in processing.

For more information and/or to forward your application electronically, call 902-422-3435 or email heat.fund@salvationarmy.ca

With the expanded home heating assistance program becoming available next week and the emergency help available here, hopefully more Nova Scotia’s will find it easier to stay warm this winter.