Application Accessibility Support Fund

The Application Accessibility Support Fund helps applicants hire service providers to help them overcome any disability-related barriers within the FACTOR application process.

Applicants may be eligible for funding to assist with any or all of the following processes:

  • – creating a User Profile and submitting an Applicant and Artist Profile in the FACTOR portal;
  • – completing and submitting an application; and
  • – completing and submitting a completion for an approved project.

Up to $500 is available per applicant, per FACTOR fiscal year (April 1 – March 31).

Eligibility

Funding is available for applicants who self-identify as having disabilities—including physical, sensory, mental, intellectual, and learning disabilities—and require additional support in the application process as a result.

Deadline

Applicants should contact FACTOR at least 6 weeks before you plan to apply, and, if applicable, 6 weeks before a program deadline.

How the Fund Works

1. Contact your assigned Project Coordinator, or our General Info account (general.info@factor.ca, or toll free at 877-696-2215 ext. 200) to discuss the request.

2. You will be asked to provide the following information:

  • – The type of assistance requested: profiles, application, or completion.
  • – Who you will hire as a service provider, the services they will provide, and their cost. Note that your service provider cannot be a related party; and
  • – The amount you are requesting from FACTOR (up to $500 per applicant per fiscal year).

3. If you do not already have an assigned Project Coordinator, one will be assigned to you. If you are eligible for Application Accessibility Support funding, your Project Coordinator will confirm FACTOR’s contribution within 5 business days.

4. You must enter into a written contract with the service provider that specifies the services to be provided, their timing, and their cost. FACTOR does not provide advice on service providers or facilitate agreements.

5. The service provider must send an invoice for up to $500 to your Project Coordinator. This invoice must be made out to FACTOR and must reference the work that was done for you.

6. Your Project Coordinator will arrange a direct deposit payment to the service provider once the work has been completed.