Being a Good Neighbour: Three Groups Partner on Home Heating Fund

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 13:13 PM

Three groups are partnering to support those in need of home heating assistance.

The Nova Scotia government, Nova Scotia Power and the Salvation Army are working together on the good neighbour energy fund.

It includes an $800,000 investment by government and a $150,000 contribution from NSP to help people access emergency home heating.

Service Nova Scotia Minister Mark Furey says the fund is needed.

"Recognizing that heating costs are a concern for many people who are challenged financially to meet those expenditures."

The program helped just over 1,600 families heat their homes last year.

To receive support, an applicant must not have received assistance from the program for two years and fall below certain income levels.

The program will run until April 30.

People can apply by picking up forms at their nearest Salvation Army or at their local MLA office or by clicking here.