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
Public Comments For all low-income families and individual requiring delivery of cord wood, the United Way of Bruce Grey has received notification from the cord wood providers that delivery services will be partially disrupted in November.  
Applicants to the Utility Program for cord wood who HAVE a wood provider should be encouraged to contact the wood provider to find out if they have cord wood to sell and what their delivery schedule will be. After that, and once the United Way has been contacted, arrangements can be made for delivery. 
In some cases, short-term alternative sources of wood may need to be found.
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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