Nova Scotia

Home Energy Assistance Top-up (HEAT Fund)

Easy application

Need you to file taxes and apply separately

People and families who live on a low income can apply for the Home Energy Assistance Top-up (HEAT Fund) to help pay their home heating cost bill. This fund can give up to $400 of help per family.

You may be able to get this support if:

  • You live in Nova Scotia and:
    • Your household income is less than $29,000 for one-person households
    • Your household income is less than $47,703 for 2 to 4 person households, and
    • Your household income is less than $67,937 for households of 5 or more individuals.
  • Your household is experiencing an emergency heating situation.

Note that in the past, you could only get this support once every 24 months. Because of COVID-19 that restriction has been removed. This means that if you got money in 2020 from the HEAT fund you can apply again in 2021.

Social Insurance Number

For example:

  • confirmation of SIN letter
  • plastic SIN card (non-expired)

Proof of housing situation

For example:

  • letter from landlord about your housing situation
  • eviction notice
  • disconnection notice
  • police report about an incident involving your housing
  • moving company quote or invoice
  • list of repairs needed in home
  • list of expenses for renovations needed for independence in the home
  • proof of home ownership (mortgage, property ownership)

  • To apply, download an application from the Salvation Army website and fill it out
  • Send your application by fax, email, or mail, using the addresses listed on the form
  • Note that submitting an application does not guarantee approval.

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

Last updated: December 7, 2021