it is no longer news that YouTube has announced a reward program for YouTube Shorts content creators that will span from August 2021 to December 2022. It is known as the YouTube Shorts Fund. Buy the sad news is that, not all content creators from all parts of the world will benefit from this fund at the moment, it is limited to a few. In this article, you will get to see the list of eligible countries, and maybe get more important information about this new monetization program for YouTube Shorts content creators.
Before showing you the list of eligible countries, let me give you a brief introduction of what the YouTube Shorts Fund is all about.
What is The YouTube Shorts Fund?
The YouTube Shorts Fund is a $100 million fund that will be rewarded to content creators for their dedication to making creative, original Shorts that entertain, educate, or serve as a delight the YouTube community. YouTube will actually reach out to thousands of creators each month to tell them that they qualify for a Shorts bonus from the fund.
Qualified content creators are expected to claim their funds each month, so as to receive the payment in the next month.
Now, let me show you the list if countries where content creators must reside, in order to be entitled to this YouTube Shorts Fund.
YouTube Shorts Fund List of Eligible Countries
Creators must reside in the following countries/regions of the world in order to be a part of the YouTube Shorts Fund.
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
- United States
Note: YouTube has plans to expand the eligibility to more countries, but at the moment, only these ten countries are eligible.
Another good news is that, channels do not need to be currently monetizing on YouTube in order to be eliguble. Which means, the fund is open to both non-monetized, and already monetized YouTube channels.
There are also other eligubility criterias, but this article only talks about the eligible countries where creators must reside.