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The HEAT Fund

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.

Together, the Province of Nova Scotia through Service Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Power, its employees and its customers, have played a significant role in growing this Fund to help more families each year.

You may apply to the HEAT fund if:

  • You live in Nova Scotia and are within the following low-income thresholds:
    • $29,000 for one-person households,
    • $47,703 for two to four person households, and
    • $67,937 for households of five or more individuals.
  • Your household has not received assistance from the HEAT Fund in the past 24 months.
  • Your household is experiencing an emergency heating situation.

The HEAT Fund will start January 15th and continue until funds are depleted. Approved applicants will receive assistance one time only up to a maximum of $400 depending on the amount required.

If you are still in need of assistance this winter season, consider The Nova Scotia Heating Assistance Rebate Program (HARP).

HARP helps low-and moderate-income Nova Scotians with the cost of home heating. Rebates are $600 for each household. You can apply until 31 March 2024 and applications are available at

Additionally, you can call 211 to see if there are any heating programs in your area.

For more information call 902-422-3435 or email