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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

  • 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"
  • Launch Round Portfolio Update - July 14, 2016 - "We're delighted how many of the projects we've supported have already translated into success. This demonstrates how the modest levels of funding we can provide can lead to significant impacts that will benefit the whole UK games development ecosystem"
  • UK Games Fund Portfolio Company Secures Publisher Deal - July 7, 2016 - “The invaluable support from the Fund was crucial in us getting to a solid prototype and passing due-diligence by making key technical hires.”
  • Second wave of UK Games Fund winners announced - July 6, 2016 - "With 235 applications, there was unprecedented demand for our funding in this round so these successful applicants really do represent the best of the UK's emergent games development talent. Now that the success stories from our first round are just beginning to emerge, we're expecting to see a similar level of success from these projects.”

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