The National Council for Children's Television (NCCT), created by the Republic Act No. 8370 of the Children's Television Act of 1997, is mandated to encourage and promote the production and broadcast of developmentally-appropriate television programs for children. To achieve this goal, the NCCT administers the National Endowment Fund for Children's Television and is enshrined in R.A. No. 8370, to wit:
Section 12. The National Endowment Fund for Children's Television. – The creation of a National Endowment Fund for Children's Television, hereinafter referred to as the Fund, is created for the promotion of high standards of indigenous program development in children's television and media specifically intended for Filipino children. An amount of Thirty million pesos (P30,000,000) sourced from the income of the lotto operations of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and another Thirty million pesos (P30,000,000) from the gross income of the Philippine Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) shall form part of the Fund.
The National Endowment Fund for Children’s Television (“Fund”) provides deserving organizations with the financial support to develop and produce high-quality television programs that promote the Filipino child’s awareness and appreciation for their cultural identity, national heritage, social issues, and contribute to their holistic development.
NCCT is looking for organizations who have the expertise in the video production to be eligible in applying for the grant. They must have a proven track record and expertise in the production and broadcast of high-quality children’s television or child-friendly television programs, legally-existing and possessing firm commitment for the advancement of children’s causes, and priority shall be given to independent producers and organizations or institutions including youth organizations who do not have access to the resources of a national network.
Administering the Fund shall have four stages:
- Evaluation of the qualification, track record, and financial capability of the proponent;
- Preliminary review and shortlisting of concept papers and project proposals;
- Panel presentation, deliberation, and final selection; and
- Award of Grant.
The administration process will take five (5) months to complete from the Evaluation of the qualification, track record, and financial capability of the proponent to the Awarding of Grant.
HOW TO APPLY
Proponents can visit ncct.gov.ph for more information about the National Endowment Fund for Children's Television grant application.
NCCT Grant Guidelines of the National Endowment Fund and NEFCTV Concept Paper Application Forms can be downloaded from NEFCTV Grant Guidelines and Concept Papers Application Forms
The concept papers must be age-appropriate to the intended audience and must adhere to the chosen theme:
Theme: Mental Health
Target Audience: Teens (13-17 years old)
No. of Episodes: At least 3 episodes; 18-24 minutes per episode
Total Production Grant: PhP 500,000.00
The deadline of submission of forms is on March 12, 2022.Please submit the following:
- Letter of Intent addressed to Dr. Luis P. Gatmaitan, Chairperson of the National Council for Children's Television
- Concept Paper of a children's television program
- Technical and Legal Qualification of the organization
- Track Record of the organization
- Financial Capability of the organization
There is no entry fee for submission. Only complete technical and financial requirements, concep papers and letter of intent will be considered and eligible for the preliminary screening. Concept Papers can be completed in English or Filipino.
Only accredited and shortlisted proponents will be contacted and requested to submit their NEFCTV Project Proposals. Unsolicited project proposals will not be entertained.
Documents may be submitted through:
- With subject heading: NEFCTV 2022 Grant Application
Personal or via courier:
- NCCT National Endowment Fund for Children’s Television
- National Council for Children’s Television
- 4th Floor, AL Building, 1 Campanilla St., Brgy. Mariana, New Manila, Quezon City 1112
Proponents must shoulder the shipping cost of their submission materials. The receipt of entries via email or hard copy shall be acknowledged via SMS or electronic mail.
For inquiries, please contact Ms. Airan Patricia Bueno or Ms. Flor Katrina Capadusa at (+632) 8529-5189/ (+632) 8529-5473, 0906 434 0066 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.