Development funding is available to secure the project team, subject matter experts and financial sources; undertake further research on the subject matter and target audience; advance the creative materials; prepare pitch materials, create a trailer or pilot episode, to aid in obtaining support; develop marketing and impact strategies; and prepare detailed implementation plans.
Review the checklist below and the program guidelines:PDF
Have questions? You will find answers to frequently asked questions here:FAQ
Applicants meeting Minimum Support Requirements are encouraged to contact the Fund at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss their submission before applying.Email
Submit your application form to email@example.com:MSWord
We will confirm eligibility within 5-10 business days. You will receive a funding decision within 8 to 10 weeks.
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.