Description & Services
Description (Service) A grant program intended to provide emergency relief to eligible low-income customers of utilities and unit sub-metering providers who may be experiencing difficulty paying current arrears. It is not intended for regular or ongoing bill payment assistance.  
 
The funds allocated are different for each applicant's specific needs. Upon a successful application process, the funds will be credited to the individual's Enbridge Gas Distribution account.
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Areas Served Fort Erie ; Grimsby ; Lincoln ; Niagara Falls ; Niagara-on-the-Lake ; St Catharines ; Welland ; West Lincoln ; Niagara Region
Eligibility Eligibility is determined by size of household and combined household income.
Application Step One: Call LEAP Program at United Way of Greater Simcoe at 1-855-487-5327 to do initial eligibility screening 
 
Step Two: If initially eligible the United Way of Greater Simcoe will e-mail local agency and direct applicant to call to schedule an appointment. The applicant will bring documents to appointment and sign a form. The Niagara local agencies are: 
 
Welland 
The Hope Centre, 570 King St 
905-788-0744 ext 222 
Serves: Welland and Pelham  
 
Port Colborne 
Port Cares 
905-834-3629, 92 Charlotte St 
Serves: Port Colborne and Wainfleet  
 
St Catharines / Niagara-on-the-Lake/Thorold 
Housing Help Centre, 129 Church St 
289-362-1986  
Serves: St Catharines, NOTL and Thorold 
(Note: Community Care in Thorold no longer processes applications for financial assistance for gas utilities) 
 
Niagara Falls 
Project Share, 4129 Stanley Ave 
905-357-5121  
Serves: Niagara Falls  
 
Fort Erie 
Salvation Army Community and Family Services, 255 Glimore Rd 
905-871-1592  
Serves: Fort Erie, Stevensville, Ridgeway, Crystal Beach 
 
Grimsby 
Grimsby Benevolent Fund, 40 Elm St 
905-309-5664  
Serves: Grimsby 
 
Step Three: The form is faxed from the local agency to the United Way Simcoe Muskoka who will finish processing application.
Languages English
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone United Way Simcoe Muskoka Toll free 1-855-487-5327 (1-855-487-LEAP)
Located In Community Niagara Region
Physical Access Unknown - Varies by location- call for details
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2004
Funding United Way - Niagara Falls ; Private - Enbridge
Service Categories Utility Assistance

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