TELUS announced this week the launch of a new fund to help Canadian producers create innovative health and wellness content for digital mediums and television.
The TELUS Fund is an independently governed, not-for-profit corporation funded by TELUS and charged with encouraging the development and production of Canadian content showcasing social and technological innovation in the field of health and wellness. The fund plans to support 10 to 20 projects a year with up to $250,000 per project.
Nini Baird, chair of the TELUS Fund adds, “We look forward to being inspired by Canadian production companies whose quality programming could change lives and improve health outcomes for all Canadians through increased awareness. This is an exciting opportunity for Canadians to interact with health and wellness content supported by the TELUS Fund on their televisions, smartphones, tablets and laptops, at home and on the move.”
Canadian production companies with a successful track record in delivering professional multi-platform projects that have sufficient financing and the necessary copyright permissions to create the content are eligible to apply to the fund.
The first application deadline is 5 p.m. PST October 18, 2013.
For more information about the TELUS Fund visit http://www.telusfund.ca.