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What is the UK Games Fund?

Who we are

UK Games Talent and Finance CIC is a newly established community interest company that has been established to help develop the UK games development sector, particularly at the early stage. We are not for profit and do not have share capital.

We are aiming to boost the UK’s games business and talent ecosystem. We want our funding to create jobs, promote diverse new teams, enhance skills and increase the amount of new games IPs in the UK. In short, we’re working to support the UK’s early-stage games development community.

What we do

We’ll be developing a number of projects to support talent and titles. We’ll support talent through challenge-based competitions for graduates and students allowing them to showcase new games. We’ll support titles through a new prototype grant fund and we’ll be looking into other funding support measures for the games industry too.

Why we are doing this?

We’ve learned from previous projects that we can have a positive impact by providing this type of support. The logic behind our approach is that by increasing the volume of creative teams and talent that have real-world experience in developing their own titles under their belt, the greater the chance of one of those teams and titles becoming a significant success.

The breakthrough may not come from the original project we support, but every project has positive learning impacts that are taken through into business and or personal career development.

We also think that it’s important for the UK games development sector to have its own funding delivery body, to capitalise on any opportunities that emerge in the future. We’re not a trade body or membership organisation. We are highly supportive of all of the work of Ukie and Tiga and plan to work with both of them during the life of this project.

The UK Games Fund Team

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Paul Durrant

Founder and Chief Executive
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Jenny Duncan

Head of Operations
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Mark Hogarth

Director
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Deborah Farley

Head of Talent and Outreach
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Mike Enoch

Head of Account Management
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Kirsty Gibson

Head of Community
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Matt Ward

Head of Portfolio Development