Grant Name: Factor – Funding for National Service Organizations


Currently Closed



The deadline is December 1, 2021 for activities taking place from April 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023.


Funding for National Service Organizations (NSO) aims to ensure that NSO’s support Canadian music entrepreneurs to build a strong and competitive industry capable of contributing long-term to the Canadian musical experience, through a diverse range of compelling Canadian voices. The objective of this program is to increase the creation of and access to a diverse selection of Canadian music for audiences everywhere, by enhancing the ability of NSO’s to compete in domestic and international markets.


Canadian not-for-profit organizations are eligible to apply. At the time of the application, and through to the end of the term of any funding agreement, the applicant must:

  • be incorporated as a Canadian not-for-profit organization under the laws of Canada or a province or territory.
  • have completed at least two years of continuous operation.
  • manage an annual budget of at least $300,000, excluding government grants and contributions (based on the information in the application form and the financial statements submitted with the application).
  • serve Canadian artists and entrepreneurs working in the music industry, namely, sound recording producers, music publishers, songwriters, distributors, artistic agents and agents of the music industry.
  • be engaged in activities at the national level.
  • deliver activities involved in at least two segments of Canada’s music industry, such as production, publishing, distribution or marketing or promotion of artists or artistic works; and
  • demonstrate its capacity to manage the proposed projects.

Funding Amount

Funding is up to 75% of eligible expenses for up to a maximum of $650,000 per fiscal year.

Contact Information

247 Spadina Avenue, Third Floor
Toronto, ON M5T 3A8
416 696 2215

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