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Nova Scotia COVID Relief Fund

The Nova Scotia COVID Relief (NSCR) Fund was established by the Government of Nova Scotia from the Federal Safe Restart Agreement in April 2021. The $3.5 million fund supports low-income Nova Scotians who are struggling to pay their home heating or electric bill as a result of income loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is administered by The Salvation Army.

The Fund provides one-time assistance to help Nova Scotians with their home heating costs or electricity bills. Each household may be eligible for up to $400 in support.

You may apply if you live in Nova Scotia and meet the following criteria

  • You have an overdue amount owing on your heating or electric bill 
  • Your household has been impacted financially due to COVID-19
  • You live within the following low-income thresholds;
    • $29,000 for one-person households, 
    • $47,703 for two to four person households,
    • $67,937 for households of five or more individuals

*Note: If you have applied or received assistance from the HEAT Fund, you are still eligible to receive assistance from the NSCR Fund.

If you are eligible for this one-time credit, please download an online application below. Applications and corresponding documentation can be emailed to: covid.fund@salvationarmy.ca.

For more information, please email covid.fund@salvationarmy.ca or call (902) 422-5745