LEAP was created to help individuals who are struggling to pay their energy bills.
LEAP Emergency Financial Assistance is a year-round program developed by the Ontario Energy Board to assist low-income customers with their bill payments and electricity costs. LEAP, which in Brantford is funded through Brantford Power rates, is a grant program intended to provide emergency relief to eligible low-income customers who are experiencing difficulty paying already ‘past due’ bills. This program provides a financial assistance grant of up to a maximum of $500 per year. It is not intended to provide regular or ongoing bill payment assistance.
This grant is available to low-income residents who meet program criteria and who are at risk of disconnection of electrical service.
How to Submit a LEAP Application
To verify if you qualify for LEAP and to submit an applicatin, contact our partner agency United Way Centraide Simcoe Muskoka:
Phone: 1-855-487-5327 (8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Monday to Friday excluding holidays)
Website: United Way Centraide Simcoe Muskoka