LEAP Low-Income Energy Assistance Program - Gas

Contact Details
Office Phone Toll free United Way Simcoe Muskoka 1-855-487-5327 (1-855-487-LEAP)
Site Details
Areas Served Fort Erie ; Grimsby ; Lincoln ; Niagara Falls ; Niagara-on-the-Lake ; St Catharines ; Welland ; West Lincoln ; Niagara Region
Located In Community Niagara Region
Service and Access Details
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
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: 
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 
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 
Serves: Niagara Falls  
Fort Erie 
Salvation Army Community and Family Services, 255 Glimore Rd 
Serves: Fort Erie, Stevensville, Ridgeway, Crystal Beach 
Grimsby Benevolent Fund, 40 Elm St 
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
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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