Open the “budget top sheet” on your project dashboard and add the cost for each line item in your production. Your total budget should add up to the total grant amount. For example, if the production grant for the Edition is $20,000, your budget total should also be $20,000.
Your Total Above the Line "A" cost (including: story rights/acquisitions; writer; development costs; producer and director) should not be more than 20% of your total budget (e.g. if the grant amount is $20,000, your above the line total would need to be a maximum of $4,000)
STORYHIVE funding cannot be used for purchasing equipment. Your camera equipment, sound equipment and editorial equipment should be rented or provided in-kind.
A budget for unforeseen production costs (“contingency”) should be included. Your contingency budget cannot be more than 10% of your total budget.
At least 75% of the budget must be spent in the Project Lead’s community of residence. The maximum amount for travel and living expenses cannot more than 10% of your total budget.