Due to the popularity of the Travel Assistance Program, the SOCAN Foundation regrets to announce that the amounts available in 2024 could be revised downwards and that priority could be given to the SOCAN members who have benefited less from the Travel Assistance grant. Thank you for your understanding.

Grants are provided to SOCAN composers, writers, and music publishers across all genres of music to assist with travel-related costs for career-building or career-defining activities in Canada or abroad.

Priority for approval will be given to applications demonstrating the importance of the activity to the applicant’s career. Activities that receive compensation are not eligible.

This program has limited funding for distribution each year, that is divided into two pools. The program reserves the right to suspend applications should demand exceed available funding and applicants are therefore, encouraged to apply early.

Activities that are eligible could include, but are not limited to:

  • award presentations;
  • important performances;
  • residencies;
  • showcases;
  • workshops.

Maximum grant levels are limited to:

  • $400 for travel between 201 and 1000 km one way;
  • $600 for travel between 1001 and 2000 km one way;
  • $800 for travel between 2001 and 5000 km one way;
  • $1000 for travel over 5000 km one way.

Applicants may receive only one (1) Travel Assistance Grant per calendar year.

Applicants funded by the Travel Assistance Program are ineligible to receive funding from the Professional Development Assistance Program.

To be eligible, all applicants must provide a letter of confirmation or invitation to attend the event or project activity.

To be eligible, music publishers must represent works by at least four (4) SOCAN members.

Applications must be submitted before the activity starts.

Results will be announced within ten (10) weeks of the application.




$400 to $1,000


Apply to be considered for a grant by submitting our online form.