Grassroots funding for side hustlers, freelancers and creative entrepreneurs who are shaping the future of work


Applicant Criteria:

  • Residents from Canada
  • All side hustlers, gig-workers, freelancers, creative entrepreneurs OR those aspiring to do so with a clear plan to bring that business to life in 3-6 months

How to Apply:

  • Fill out the Maker’s Co Fund application form (*SEE FORM BELOW*)
  • Submit a video (2 min or less) explaining how you would use the money if you win, and what impact the money will have for you and your business.
      • Submit a video on social media tagging @Makers__Collective (double underscore) using the hashtag #MAKERSCOFUND; OR
      • Submit a video to if you are not on social media

How the Winner will be Selected:

We will review all applications to ensure they meet the participant criteria. Once we’ve filtered through the applications, a winner will be selected based on the following:

  • Applicant meets the participant criteria
  • Applicant successfully submitted the online application form AND shared video submission via social media/email
  • Participant’s application clearly demonstrates how the investment will make an impact on their business’s growth