Investments

How to Apply

Do you have a program that will fuel the imagination and intelligence of children, youth and families?

The Shaw Rocket Fund provides equity investments for Canadian children’s, youth and family audio-visual and digital media content. The Rocket Fund’s primary focus of any investment is the strength of the creative content and the potential to resonate with children today. There are three different investment streams through which you can apply:

 

The Canadian Investment Stream is for audio-visual programs (i.e. television series, web series, feature films, etc.) on any platform with a focus on the Canadian audience. Preference is given to proposals that reflect Canadian diversity and enrich and educate the audience.

Deadline: There are two per year. Next deadline: April 24, 2019.

 

The Digital Content Investment Stream is for high-quality complementary digital media projects related to the audio-visual programs the Rocket Fund has invested in through either the Canadian and Partnership Investment Streams. Beginning in September 2018, all Rocket Fund digital investments will receive KidSafe Seal certification as part of our Rocket Online Safety Program.

Deadline: There are two per year. Next deadline: April 24, 2019.

 

The Partnership Investment Stream is for audio-visual programs on any platform that demonstrate exceptional creative content with the potential for global reach and have strategic partner(s) attached. Specific criteria must be reached in order to be eligible for this investment stream.

Deadline: Proposals will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

Next deadline for the Canadian and Digital Investment Streams:

April 24, 2019 at 6pm MT / 8pm ET

Looking for investment in the Canadian or Digital Streams? Follow these steps:

 


1) Download the Guidelines  to ensure your program is eligible
2) If you have any remaining questions, read our FAQ.
3) Download the Canadian Investment Stream or Digital Stream Checklist
4) Use the Discoverability Toolkit to build your Discoverability Plan
5) Start the Online Application Form


 

Looking for investment in the Partnership Stream? Follow these steps:

 


1) Download the Guidelines to ensure your program is eligible
2) If you have any remaining questions, read our FAQ
3) If your project meets the eligibility requirements, contact the Rocket Fund to begin the application process.

Next deadline for the Canadian and Digital Investment Streams:

April 24, 2019 at 6pm MT / 8pm ET