Don’t miss an upcoming deadline: Special Call for Web Series: February 3, 2020 | Production financing: April 20, 2020 | Discoverability financing: April 20, 2020

Production Financing

Production funding is available for fully developed, production-ready proposals to create, launch, promote, and drive reach and engagement leading up to and during the first year of the launch.

Application deadlines

Option 1: Submit at the next deadline date

Monday, April 20th, 2020

Option 2: Request an invitation to apply

Applications are now being accepted.

How to apply

  • PDF

    Review the checklist below and the program guidelines:

    PDF
  • FAQ

    Have questions? You will find answers to frequently asked questions here:

    FAQ
  • Email

    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
  • MSWord

    If you are applying at the deadline or have received an invitation to apply from the Executive Director, please submit your application form to info@telusfund.ca:

    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.

Applicant checklist

  • 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.

Content checklist

  • 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.