Yorkshire Content Fund - Production Finance Available
The Yorkshire Content Fund is a public-private investment fund for the TV, film, video games and digital sectors in Yorkshire and Humber, open to producers either based in Yorkshire or wishing to film or establish a base in the region.
It is the biggest regional investment fund in the UK and is managed by Screen Yorkshire with £15,000,000 of investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and can invest in excess of £1m in individual film or TV dramas that will be in production by December 2015.
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.
Since it launched in February 2012 we have already invested in more than 20 film & TV projects and we are now actively looking for new feature film, TV, games and digital projects to add to our existing slate of productions, that includes:
The Great Train Robbery, Peaky Blinders, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, Testament Of Youth, Girls' Night Out, Get Santa, Hank Zipzer, X + Y, Death Comes to Pemberley, Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets, Catch me Daddy, Jamaica Inn, Bill and '71.
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.org Please ensure the declaration at the bottom of the form is signed.
Or post the EOI to:
Yorkshire Content Fund - EOI
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Please DOWNLOAD the PDF form and complete in Adobe Reader (not Preview on a Mac) as otherwise the form will not work.
Expression of Interest
Yorkshire Content Fund - Overview
Yorkshire Content Fund - FAQs
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.
We will then contact you to advise on whether we recommend progressing the application. A full application involves completing the form below. Please DOWNLOAD the application form to your PC before you start completing it, using Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you try to complete the form in your browser it will not work. If you have any problems with the form please email: email@example.com
Full Application Form - Yorkshire Content Fund
Please do not send unsolicited scripts or materials as we do not accept them.
Screen Yorkshire has a strategic alliance with Finance Yorkshire to ensure investment funds are complementary and offer the region’s SMEs the widest range of investment and support.
This project is supported financially by the European Union. It has attracted £15 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
MADE IN YORKSHIREScreen Yorkshire Investments
Screen Yorkshire has invested in TV and film production for the past decade. Some of our most high profile investments include:
The Great Train Robbery, Peaky Blinders, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, Testament Of Youth, Girls' Night Out, Get Santa, Hank Zipzer, X Plus Y, Death Comes to Pemberley, Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets, Catch me Daddy, Jamaica Inn, Bill and '71.
Find out more about our recent production investments, where they were filmed and some of the stunning locations that help to make our region one of the most desirable destinations for film and television production companies in the UK.