Heat Pumps Initiative

As part of the Government of PEI's Net Zero Initiative, incorporated PEI places of worship who use their facilities to host community events or provide rentals in winter months are eligible for funding assistance to cover 100% of heat pump installation costs up to a maximum of $20,000. 

This assistance is provided jointly by Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action and Department of Fisheries, Tourism, Sport and Culture.


  • Incorporated PEI places of worship who offer community events, programming, or rentals outside of regular worship services in the winter months. Examples of this could include a food bank, senior clubs, or events that are open to the general public. 
  • Heat pumps must be installed in areas where community programming, events, or rentals occur
  • Heat pumps must be installed by a contractor on efficiencyPEI’s Network of Excellence list. 
  • Heat pumps must be listed under the NEEP Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump List. The list can be found at: https://ashp.neep.org/#!/. Talk to your contractor for more details.
  • Energy audits are recommended, but not required. See here for more information about getting an energy audit through efficiencyPEI.
All other types of community groups can access funding for heat pumps through the Community Revitalization Program – Rural Growth Initiative. 

Available Funding

Applicants are eligible for financial assistance up to 100% funding of eligible costs up to a maximum of $20,000. This assistance includes any eligible rebate from efficiencyPEI. 

Application Process

Applications are available from a Community Development Officer in your area. Please contact them for an application to help plan for your project (contact information below). 

Completed applications will be accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis until budget has been allocated for the fiscal year. 

Who do I contact for more information?

Please contact a Community Development Officer prior to preparing an application for funding:

Location Officer Phone Number E-mail
West Prince Ellen Rennie 902-853-0104 emrennie@gov.pe.ca
East Prince/Central Queens Kellie Mulligan 902-887-3975 kamulligan@gov.pe.ca
Evangeline Giselle Bernard (bilingual) 902-854-3680 gbbernard@gov.pe.ca
Southern Kings/Queens Sonia Dixon 902-838-0618 SDDixon@gov.pe.ca
Eastern Kings Chris Blaisdell 902-208-0032 cwblaisdell@gov.pe.ca


Published date: 
December 5, 2022
Fisheries, Tourism, Sport and Culture

General Inquiries

Department of Fisheries, Tourism, Sport and Culture
Shaw Building
95-105 Rochford Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
North 3rd Floor

Telephone: 902-368-5956