Can my production budget total be higher than the grant amount?

The budget that you provide in your submission should indicate how you are going to allocate your STORYHIVE grant amount and must add up exactly to that amount.

You can produce your project with additional funding or in-kind services as long as your funding is compatible with the terms of your grant agreement and does not include financing for the production from a broadcaster (i.e. conventional television network like CBC, CTV, Global or City TV, over-the-top Internet-based service provider such as Netflix, or discretionary (specialty) service such as History TV, Documentary Channel or Food Network.

You can include any additional funding on your internal production budget but do not include in the budget you submit to STORYHIVE.