Apply to the Yorkshire Content Fund

Luke Evans in the 'The Great Train Robbery' (World Productions for BBC One). One of the first projects to receive investment from the Yorkshire Content Fund.

Applicants to the Yorkshire Content Fund 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 Expression of Interest form via the ‘Apply Now’ button below. Once we have received your completed EOI, we will contact you to discuss your application.

Yorkshire Content Fund - Expression of Interest

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Project Contact

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Address of Applicant Company

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Name other potential funders and their likely contribution

The Fund is a co-investment fund which invests on identical commercial terms to the private sector. All investments from the Fund will be matched by at least 50% of the funding being provided by private sector investors. There will be no subordination of the fund to the interests of the private sector co-investors, i.e. they will not take preferential shares or security, or have different exit rights and will share the same level of risk and reward.

Has this funding been confirmed?

Has this funding been confirmed?

Has this funding been confirmed?

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Investment Returns

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Key Talent and Production Partners

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Brief description of project for which funding is required / synopsis

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Who can't we help?

Any business or company which does not have its principal place of business or a material part of its operations, people or trading in Yorkshire unless as a condition of the Investment that business or company is required to re-locate its business or its trading activities to within Yorkshire .

  • Non SMEs - An SME is a business employing less than 250 employees, with an annual turnover of less than 50m Euros or have balance sheet net assets of less than 43m Euros. The business cannot be part of a larger group employing more than 250 employees where the group owns at least a 25% share of the business
  • Companies seeking loans or equity investment into their day-to-day business
  • Re-financing existing commercial borrowing
  • Failing businesses
  • Companies working outside the creative industries
  • Any business or company which cannot demonstrate that they are unable to obtain the requested finance through mainstream/commercial investors/lenders in Yorkshire
  • Any company or business which cannot demonstrate that it has in place appropriate environmental, health and safety, equal opportunities and disability policies/statements
Please confirm that you have read and understood the "Who can't we help" section above.

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Are you aware of any personal relationships with any staff or board member of Screen Yorkshire?

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Applicant Declaration (Declaration by all Applicants, Directors, Company Secretary and any shareholders with 10% or more of the share capital):

I/we certify that the information given in this Expression of Interest Form are, to the best of my/our knowledge and belief, correct. If this is found not to be the case the proposal may be declined without any further reference to me/us. Having reviewed the exclusions list above I/we certify that our company is eligable to apply to the Yorkshire Content Fund.

Data Protection

We may use the personal information you give us on this form for the purpose of administering your application, allocating awards AND to comply with our funding obligations. This may involve disclosure in confidence to third parties for these purposes only. More details are set out in our Privacy Policy which is available to read online. We are compliant with current data protection laws. In returning your application you are consenting to Screen Yorkshire using your personal information for this purpose.

Please submit this form using the button below. You will be contacted with the name of the person who will be responsible for taking forward your Expression of Interest in due course.

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Enquiries about the Yorkshire Content Fund?

  • Hugo Heppell, Head of Investments

    Hugo Heppell, Head of Investments

    As Head of Investments, Hugo sources projects for investment and negotiates the terms of Screen Yorkshire’s funding deals. He prepares recommendations for the Investment Committee and has creative oversight of the projects we invest in.