United Way of Bruce Grey

Site: United Way of Bruce Grey

Service: Utility Assistance Program

Description (Service) Offers financial assistance for low-income families and individuals living below the poverty line to pay for the next delivery of wood, oil or propane 
A venture of the United Way of Bruce Grey and funded by community donations * The financial assistance offered by the program is coordinated with a network of community agencies working in partnership with Bruce County and Grey County Housing as well as other community partners 
Program pays up to $600 for furnace oil, propane, cord wood and wood pellets, pending funding availability and meeting the program's criteria * If approved the program pays for current needs or the next delivery - it does not cover arrears * For all COD (cash on delivery), requires pre-approval prior to ordering of cord wood and pellets 
May also be able to assist with municipal sewer and water bills for low-income individuals with a disconnection notice * Will provide up to $500 * Grant is credited directly towards the bill for the following municipalities:  
Meaford: homeowners and renters  
Owen Sound : renters only  
Saugeen Shores: renters only  
May provide up to $500 for furnace repairs * Repairs cannot be already done * May require a second opinion before repair work is started 
Financial budgeting assistance is provided with this program
Service Details
Hours Office: Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Fri 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Dates Can access program once per 12 months from Jul 1 to Jun 30 (unless funds are depleted)
Areas Served Bruce County ; Grey County
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Low-income households who are at risk of disconnection or need assistance for oil, propane, cord wood and pellets and have exhausted all other sources of financial support * If LEAP funds (natural gas and electricity) are exhausted this fund MAY also support natural gas and electricity applications 
Applicants need to meet income requirements * Bill must be in applicant's name 
United Way Bruce Grey will contact for assessment
Application Grey and Bruce County residents call 2-1-1 to apply or to determine funding availability and eligibility 
Documentation will be requested at time of follow up with United Way - may be able to fax or email to United Way office if transportation is an issue
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Owen Sound
Address & Map
The United Way Centre
380 9th St E
Owen Sound, ON N4K 1P1
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Intersection 9th St E and 4th Ave E
Physical Access Not Accessible - No elevator; ring doorbell at front door and staff will come downstairs ; meetings can be held in the community when appropriate and needed
Contact Information
Office Phone To apply dial 2-1-1 * Office 519-376-1560
Toll Free Phone To apply dial 2-1-1 * Office 1-800-794-1728
Fax Office 519-376-5458
E-Mail assist@unitedwaybg.com
Website www.unitedwayofbrucegrey.com
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/unitedwaybrucegrey
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/werpossibility
Primary Contact Karen Baxter, Utility Assistance Co-ordinator, United Way of Bruce Grey; Phone: (Business) 519-376-1560; Email: assist@unitedwaybg.com

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