The Yorkshire Screen Industries hub is to receive £127,000 from the British Film Institute’s Creative Clusters Challenge Fund.
The money will help local organisations such as Game Republic, Screen Yorkshire and Sheffield Doc/Fest grow the region’s games, film and TV industries, enabling companies in the area to expand.
It will also help run a nine-month programme called ‘Creating the Production Powerhouse’, which will investigate the opportunities to improve skills, training, infrastructure and knowledge-sharing within Yorkshire and Humber. This is due to start in March.
Regional partners are matching this funding to make for a total investment of £245,000.
Yorkshire is already home to several leading games firms, such as Team17, Sumo Digital and Revolution Software.
Game Republic’s managing director Jamie Sefton: “As the longest-established and largest network dedicated to the games industry in the region, Game Republic is incredibly excited about the success of the Creative Cluster Fund bid.
“We’re looking forward to working with Screen Yorkshire on recognising the scope of the vibrant Yorkshire and Humber games industry and also maximising the opportunities for investment and development of the sector.”