Screen Yorkshire has been supporting the growth of the screen industries in the region through investing in content since 2003. We established the Yorkshire Content Fund for producers based in Yorkshire & Humber or for national and international production companies wishing to film or establish a base in the region. Open to TV, film, video games and digital sectors the fund typically invests up to £500,000 per project, providing this investment is matched on identical terms with an equivalent amount of private sector investment.
Returns made on investments go back into the fund, allowing us to continue supporting content development and production in the region in the future. The fund receives no additional ‘top-up’ and, therefore, its continued ability to invest is dependent solely on the performance of the projects it invests in.
Since the Yorkshire Content Fund was launched in February 2012, Screen Yorkshire has invested in over 40 projects including: Official Secrets, Hope Gap, Ackley Bridge, Fighting For A City, Yardie, Ghost Stories, Dad’s Army, Swallows and Amazons, Testament of Youth, National Treasure and Peaky Blinders.