The Yorkshire Content Fund is a new public-private investment fund for the TV, film, video games and digital sectors in Yorkshire and Humber. It is managed by Screen Yorkshire and has secured £7,500,000 of investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which will be further matched by private sector investors on a project-by-project basis. This will result in a total investment of £15m into content production in the region over forthcoming years.
The fund will invest in content creation by Yorkshire-based companies as well as being used to attract productions looking to locate within the region. Investments are made on market rate commercial terms, with the intention that investment returns will produce a legacy fund to support content development and production in Yorkshire for many years to come.
The fund is launched on the back of a number of critically acclaimed projects which previously received Screen Yorkshire investment including Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur and Ben Wheatley’s Kill List, from Sheffield’s Warp X and Andrea Arnold’s new version of Wuthering Heights.
The fund is open to applications but all applicants must complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) form prior to completing a full application. If you have a project looking for investment please complete the EOI below and email to firstname.lastname@example.orgPlease ensure the declaration at the bottom of the form is signed.
This information will help us assess the contribution your project will make towards the fund achieving its targets (see YCF overview). We will accept EOIs on a rolling basis and the first phase of the fund will operate until mid-2014.
Or post the EOI to:
Yorkshire Content Fund – EOI
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We will then contact you to advise on whether we recommend progressing the application. A full application involves completing the form below. Guidance notes are also below. Please download the application form to your PC before you start completing it, using Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you have any problems with the form please email@example.com
Please do not send unsolicited scripts or materials as we do not accept them.
This project is supported financially by the European Union. It has attracted £7.5 million investment from the European Regional Development Fund as part of Europe’s support for the region’s economic development through the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme 2007-13.
GBER State Aid Scheme – The Yorkshire Content Fund
For further information on EU Regional Policy and European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) visit EU Regional Policy