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Europe bolsters £15m UK content fund

A new £15 million fund has been created and will invest in TV, film and digital content projects in the Northern English region of Yorkshire.

Regional funding body Screen Yorkshire has secured £7.5 million from the European Regional Development Fund and that will be matched by private sector investment. The Yorkshire Content Fund will invest in TV and other content from Yorkshire-based companies as well as productions that are filmed in the region.

“These are difficult times and access to capital is still limited so to secure such a major pot of investment for the creative industries in Yorkshire and Humber is an incredible win for the region and for Screen Yorkshire,” said Sally Joynson, Chief Executive of Screen Yorkshire.

“I’m sure Yorkshire can now continue to create great content and to build on its legacy of film and TV such as Red Riding; The Damned United and This is England.”