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Funding for UK Games Talent

Are you a games developer?

If you’re a games developer with a great idea for a game, a team in place to make it and a passion to build a great business you may want to consider applying for prototype funding. The UK Games Fund has been created to help stimulate growth in the industry by supporting companies to become more diverse and innovative, create new IP and grow in strength and size. We’re actively looking to work with the best talent in the UK.

Is the UK Games Fund right for you?

See the How to Apply page to get all the relevant information on the typical criteria for funding. Applicants do not give up any rights to IP, equity or profits – your success is ours.

Interested in talent development?

As well as supporting the creation of new IP and the growth of commercial businesses, the UK Games Talent and Finance Community Interest Company (the operating body behind the UK Games Fund) is designed to stimulate innovative potential from a grass roots level.

Find out more about our exciting range of programmes aimed to support the UK’s games development talent progress and succeed over at UK Games Talent, our sister project.

How you can help us

Are you a seasoned games industry professional?

We’re always keen to expand our contacts list to benefit the UK’s games development talent base;  whether you’re from a developer, commercial or marketing background we want to hear from you.

More information on how you can get involved can be found here.

News

  • Application Support Webinars a Success - November 22, 2016 - The recent Application Support webinars have proven to be extremely popular with over 100 participants from across the UK joining the sessions.
  • Third round of funding announced - November 1, 2016 - “Our UK Games Fund has already helped many young games companies turn prototypes into a reality. Together with the Government’s video games tax reliefs this shows how we’re supporting this dynamic sector to attract further investment and new talent.”
  • Britain’s Great Graduate Games Talent - October 3, 2016 -
  • VIP Visitor to UK Games Fund - July 25, 2016 - "The UK Games Fund is an excellent example of how the UK Government is investing in the future of world class games development in Scotland and across the UK."
  • Cardboard Sword Win Epic’s Unreal Developer Grant - July 18, 2016 - "Cardboard Sword's success with Epic demonstrates the complementary of our funding with Epic's excellent Developer Grant initiative and is a credit to Cardboard Sword's development approach. It's also good to see this snapshot of the connected nature of the UK games ecosystem through the founders' connections to other companies supported with prototype funding"

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