Unitil and United Way of North Central Massachusetts are hosting a heating assistance forum for area nonprofit organizations, Nov. 1 at the Holiday Inn Fitchburg.

This is the 12th year that the event has been held. Heating assistance and energy efficiency programs are reviewed in detail.

"This is a great way to get the most recent heating assistance program information to local front-line agencies," Alec O'Meara, media relations manager for Unitil said.

Nonprofit agencies interested in attending the event, which starts at 8:30 a.m., Nov. 1, should RSVP to United Way of North Central Massachusetts at 978-345-1577.