What is the Bell Fund?
The Bell Fund is a private Canadian fund that subsidises interactive digital content related to Canadian television programmes. Websites, webisodes, mobile apps and web games all qualify for funding from this fund.
Where have you heard about the Bell Fund?
The fund was formerly known as the Bell Broadcast and New Media fund and was set up in 1997 by Bell Canada. The fund was authorized to encourage Canadians to produce world class content. One grant alone can be $250,000.
What you need to know about the Bell Fund.
In 1998, 17 projects received grants from the Bell Fund, working out a total of $3,288.181. Today the fund has just under 200 projects that receives its grants. In 2013, with 188 projects to fund, the total price of these Bell funded grants came up to $16,500,000. The fund has a number of programs that those looking for funding can apply to, including grants for production as well as TV and digital media development.