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Emergency Relief Funds

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COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds - Top-Up for Companies owned by Black People & People of Colour


The Top-Up for Companies Owned by Black People & People of Colour is part of Phase 1 of the COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund designated by the Government of Canada for cultural, heritage and sport organizations. The Top-Up is available to companies that are owned by Black people and people of colour that received previous support from the “CMF Allocation” of cultural, heritage and sport emergency relief funds.
 Eligible Applicants will receive a top-up of $11,000 to the amount previously received through the CMF Allocation.
 

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COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds - Audiovisual Allocation


The Audiovisual Allocation is part of Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund designated by the Government of Canada for cultural, heritage and sport organizations. The Allocation’s total budget is $19M and available to audiovisual producers making Canadian film and television content that did not receive Phase 1 funding reserved for the cultural, heritage or sport sectors and who meet the eligibility criteria.

Eligible Applicants may receive between $5,000 and $100,000, to be determined through a formula-based approach.
 

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COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds - Interactive Digital Media


The CMF is making available $10M to Canada’s interactive digital media companies. This is part of the $27.8M in funding that was designated for Canada’s audiovisual sector as part of Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations by the Government of Canada. The funding is being made available to applicants who have not previously received COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds from the CMF Allocation and who meet the eligibility criteria.

Eligible Applicants will receive between $5,000 and $100,000, to be determined through a formula-based approach.
 

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COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds - Regional Allocation


The Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds – Regional Allocation is available to applicants who both previously received COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds from the CMF Allocation and who meet the definition of a regional Applicant in the Regional Allocation Criteria.
 

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COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds - CMF Third-Language Allocation


The Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds – CMF Third-Language Allocation is available to independent television producers who have not previously received a funding commitment to the CMF and who have projects in a language other than English or French that are subject to a barter agreement with a Canadian broadcaster.
 

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COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds - CMF Allocation


There are 3 primary objectives for the CMF Allocation of the Emergency Relief Funds:


1) Help Canadian businesses and organizations in Canada’s television and digital media sectors keep their doors open, keep their employees on the payroll, and be in a better position to recover once the pandemic subsides.

2) Address financial needs of these businesses and organizations so they can continue to support writers, directors, crew, cast and other employees in the screen industry.


3) Complement – and not duplicate – other measures announced by the Government of Canada, recognizing that many companies in Canada’s screen industries may not be eligible for previously released support due to their structure and cyclical nature of their business.

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