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Funding for UK Games Talent

UK Games Talent and Finance Community Interest Company

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

Our aim is 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. When you engage with us in any capacity we’ll seek your consent to our Privacy Policy.

UK Games Fund

We have secured funding from the UK Government to establish our core talent and titles support schemes, currently running up to 2020.

Grants will be provided to eligible companies with project plans where we think that the team and title combination has potential and can benefit from our support.  You will be required to apply online answering a number of key questions and providing full company details and associated data (each round may require specific information pertaining to that round). We are currently closed for applications but interested parties are encouraged to sign up to our newsletter to receive the latest information about upcoming rounds of funding.

The UK Games Fund will provide grants up to £25,000 to help new and young games development businesses create working prototype games.

Are you the Games Talent of tomorrow?

Are you a final year university or college student interested in working in the video games industry? Not sure where to start or how to build your network of professional contacts?

Tranzfuser is the innovative talent development programme brought to you by UK Games Talent, working with a host of regional contributors and funded by UK Government. More information can be found here.

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

  • Tranzfuser at EGX 2018 - September 24, 2018 - The 17 teams participating in this year’s Tranzfuser competition are this weekend at the UK’s largest consumer facing video games show, EGX. With an expected audience of over 80,000 gamers descending on Birmingham’s NEC, the teams are in a prime location on the show floor to engage with the game-playing public. Over the course of […]
  • UK Games Fund Awards Nominees Announced - September 18, 2018 - Judging took place at DC Thomson’s London office on Fleet Street and judges included, Dr Jo Twist (CEO of Ukie), Richard Leinfellner (lecturer at Goldsmiths University), Haydn Taylor (writer for Games Industry Biz), Andy Williams (DC Thomson Media) and Paddy Burns (co-founder of 4J Studios).
  • Eleven new companies join the UK Games Fund community - July 25, 2018 - “It’s marvellous to see grants awarded to companies that reflect such strength and diversity in the video games sector across the UK. The UK Games Fund has a proven track record of supporting innovative early stage games development, and I look forward to seeing these teams realise their creative potential.”
  • Tranzfuser and UK Games Fund partner with Gamer Network’s EGX - June 25, 2018 - “We’re delighted to once again partner with the organisers of EGX, Gamer Network, to help our teams access the gaming public en masse at the UK’s leading video games show. Our experience of taking teams to Birmingham over the past few years has shown us how valued the talent of small indie teams to the UK video games sector. The opportunity of showcasing their projects to the thousands of enthusiastic attendees is incomparable to anything else we could offer our teams.”
  • Tranzfuser 2018 Teams Announced - May 31, 2018 - “Our network of Local Hubs for this year’s competition is the broadest spread across the UK we’ve seen to date. Talented teams of graduate games developers are in the unique position of working with and benefiting from the wealth of expertise at each of the Local Hubs. Every year the bar is raised by the teams and we’re anticipating Tranzfuser 2018 to be another outstanding year.”

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