Discoverability funding is available for exceptional health content that has achieved measured success (for example: more than 500k total 2+ Average Minute Audiences, 20k Canadian subscribers, or an average 20k Canadian views to substantial completion). This funding is intended to continue driving viewership, renew and refresh the Programming, and maintain the audience’s experience in Canada.
Applications are now being accepted.
Review the checklist below and the program guidelines:PDF
Have questions? You will find answers to frequently asked questions here:FAQ
If your project meets the Minimum Support Requirements, please contact the TELUS Fund to discuss your submission before applying or to request an invitation to apply.Email
If you are applying at the deadline or have received an invitation to apply from the Executive Director, please submit your application form to firstname.lastname@example.org:MSWord
Typically we will confirm the eligibility of applications received at the deadline within 10 business days and render funding decisions within 8 to 10 weeks. Applications by invitation typically take more time.
Positive funding decisions will have 90 days to meet our due diligence requirements and enter into a long form financing agreement.
The Applicant is experienced in the business of producing professional media content,
headquartered in Canada,
a for-profit taxable corporation (within the meaning of Canada’s Income Tax Act),
Canadian-controlled (Sections 26 to 28 of the Investment Canada Act), and
the owner of sufficient copyright permissions to create and exploit the content.
The Content is story-driven and demonstrates the potential to entertain, engage and enlighten the health choices of Canadians,
includes a significant contribution from the Canadian independent production sector,
intends to achieve a minimum Canadian content points, with appropriate exceptions for international ventures,
includes support from an Expert Organization(s) committed to ensuring the highest standard in the treatment of the health issue
has obtained a commitment to transmit the Content to Canadians from Distribution Platform(s),
has obtained cash financing of at least 5% of the budget from Third Party Financer(s),
meets the definition of eligible program categories, except News, Reporting and Actualities, or Sports, and
does not include plans to create or enhance a platform for transmitting programming.