In accordance with CRTC regulations and policies governing content, taste, community reflection and diversity of voices, the following types of applicants and project material are excluded from eligibility:
- Religious or sectarian organizations (except where they represent non-denominational community and social support services)
- Political organizations and candidates
- Advocacy or special interest groups
CRTC guidelines stipulate that any projects exploring issues of public concern must ensure they provide a reasonable, balanced analysis of the topic.