Yorkshire Content Fund

Screen Yorkshire

England

Project title

Yorkshire Content Fund

Project Duration

2012 - 2015

Total project grant

€35.9 million

EU Funding Opportunity

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

The Yorkshire Content Fund (YCF) is a public-private investment fund for the TV, film, video games and digital sectors in Yorkshire and Humber supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The YCF is open to producers either based in Yorkshire or wishing to film or establish a base in the region. Managed by Screen Yorkshire, the YCF can invest from £10,000 to £500,000 in individual film or TV dramas. 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.

In April 2014, a contract was approved which increased the fund value to €35.9 million and extended the project completion date to 31 December 2015.

Since its launch in February 2012 the Yorkshire Content Fund has invested in more than 35 film & TV projects including:

Dad’s Army, The Hunter’s Prayer, Swallows and Amazons, The Railway Children, Dark Angel, Black Work, The Great Train Robbery, Peaky Blinders, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, Testament Of Youth, A Royal Night Out, Get Santa, Hank Zipzer, X + Y, I Want That Car, Death Comes to Pemberley, Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets, Catch Me Daddy, Jamaica Inn, Bill and ’71.

Image: On set of the BBC2 series Peaky Blinders, shot in Yorkshire with support from the Yorkshire Content Fund.