By Adedapo Adesanya Facebook Gaming has opened applications for black creators on the platform as part of its $10 million Black Gaming Creator Program. According to Facebook, the project will be funded with $5 million each year over the next two years and will give Black gaming creators an opportunity to scale their solutions within the Facebook Gaming community. The program is aimed at driving the greater inclusion of Black gaming streamers on Facebook\u2019s gaming platform. With over 10 million downloads on Google Play Store and more than 140,000 reviews at an average rating 4.2 of 5 stars, Facebook Gaming is already among the biggest mobile gaming apps worldwide after less than one year of its launch. Creators who are selected to participate in the program will be paid a guaranteed monthly salary and secure a Facebook Gaming partnership as well as access to early product launches, virtual and physical gaming events. Added to this is a mentorship opportunity with established Black creators. Applicants to the Black Creator Program must be aged at least 14 years, with parental consent required for all creators under 18 years of age. Interested persons must also have a valid Facebook\/Instagram account and reside in the United States. Apart from individual Black creators, businesses applying should possess at least 51 per cent Black ownership. Individuals and businesses related to Facebook employees\/contractors (including relatives) are ineligible to participate in the program. Facebook employees\/contractors and their relatives are not eligible to apply. Here\u2019s how to Apply for Facebook\u2019s Black Gaming Creator Programme Apply through the Facebook Gaming Web Portal To begin your application, log on to the Facebook Gaming web portal. Asterisked (*) sections are required. Click \u201cStart\u201d to proceed. Enter Personal Details and Facebook Gaming Profile and select whether you are available to enter into a contract with Facebook as a partner. Fill in your personal details including full name, email and city of residence. Also enter your creator name, the website URL for your Facebook Gaming profile and the Instagram handle. Select \u201cYes\u201d if you currently live stream your game. Scroll down to continue. At this stage, you are required all relevant information applicable to your game. Input the streaming platforms and duration for your game, describe its format\/genre and answer the subsequent questions on Facebook Gaming partnership and Black creators. This is the last stage of your application the choose \u201cYes\u201d or \u201cNo\u201d as an answer to the statutory questions on your eligibility as a business or individual creator. Click \u201cSubmit\u201d to finish.