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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 Internal Services, Nova Scotia Power, its employees and its customers, have played a significant role in growing this Fund to help more families each year. This year, Nova Scotia Power Maritime Link Inc. also made a one-time contribution to the program, enabling The Salvation Army to assist an additional 2,500 households.

With the impacts of COVID-19, the HEAT Fund criteria has been updated.

You may apply if:

  • You live in Nova Scotia and are within the following low-income threshold:
    • $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 is experiencing an emergency heating situation.

*Note: The previous restriction on time frame for eligibility (only every 24 months) has been waived. The deadline for all 2022 applications has also been extended indefinitely, meaning those who received funds in 2021, may also apply in 2022.

The HEAT Fund offers a maximum assistance in the amount of $400 for individuals and families. If you are in an emergency home heating situation, you can download an application below.

The HEAT Fund is now CLOSED for 2022.

For more information and/or to forward your application electronically, call 902-422-3435 or email