Telus Fund Offering up to $250,000 for Innovative Digital Health and Wellness Content

The Telus Fund is seeking submissions from Canadian producers to create innovative health and wellness content for multiple digital mediums and TV.

Telus Fund’s first two projects, Alive and MILK, currently in production, each explore important health issues.

Through an online series of interactive webisodes, Alive deals with the struggle of youth with schizophrenia. Meanwhile MILK uses a documentary, website, and mobile app to help new mothers give their newborns a healthy start in life.

“The Telus Fund board strongly believes that engaging content created by Canadian producers can have a significant impact on the health and wellness of all Canadians through innovative and imaginative projects,” says Telus Fund’s chair Nini Baird. “We are delighted to help bring these stories to life, and support local producers to bring more content, and particularly Canadian content, to Canadians.”

Content must entertain, engage and educate, Telus says—be it a one-off documentary, comedy, reality show, magazine series, movie of the week or game show or one of many other concepts. And audiences must be able to access and interact with the content via multiple platforms and devices.

The next submission deadline is April 28. Within 10 weeks of the submission deadline, five to 10 successful applicants will be awarded funding of up to $250,000 each.