The United Way announces the official launch of the AffordAbility Fund in Bruce-Grey.
We are pleased to announce the official launch of the AffordAbility Fund in Bruce and Grey Counties.
We recognize that many families in our region find it difficult to afford monthly utility costs while at the same time, they need to provide basic needs like food and other essentials for their loved ones. Energy bills can feel like a big burden and the idea of making energy-saving upgrades may seem out of reach. With this in mind, we are pleased to announce the official launch of the AffordAbility Fund (AFT) Pilot Project in our region along with our program partner – the United Way East Ottawa.
The AffordAbility Fund is designed to help people who do not qualify for other low-income energy programs and who would like to receive additional supports to help minimize electricity usage. The program is funded by an independent trust set up by the Government of Ontario and offered to customers by electricity providers which locally includes Hydro One and Westario Power Inc.
Through this fund, applicants may be eligible for free energy upgrades that can lower overall home energy use and electricity bills. Applicants may qualify to receive new energy-saving appliances and LED bulbs and may also be eligible for installation of in-home energy retrofits like an upgraded heat pump, new insulation or weather stripping.
More information about the AffordAbility Fund can be found at www.AffordAbilityFund.org or by calling Kim Williams, AffordAbility Outreach Coordinator at (613) 808-0180.