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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

  • UKGFA: Nominees Announced - July 17, 2019 - “These awards are important to highlight the fantastic examples of success which is made possible with the help of the Games Fund programme and funding. It’s so important for businesses at whatever stage to have the support, the mentoring, the financial boost and the recognition to make a sustainable difference to their projects and companies.”
  • Round 5 Companies Announced - July 11, 2019 - A total of 18 indie games development studios have today been announced as being selected for initial funding from the UK Games Fund. Based across the UK and representing the most diverse intake of funded companies to date, the projects to be supported range from narrative-driven PC games to AR mobile games.
  • Tranzfuser Teams Announced - June 25, 2019 - “We feel super honoured to have been chosen from a selection of amazing teams to represent our hub in Tranzfuser 2019!"
  • Funded company acquired by Niantic, Inc. - June 19, 2019 - "Sensible Object wouldn't have reached this exciting point without the support of the games community, investors, and funders like UK Games Fund. UKGF's timely support helped us make critical progress, unlocking further investment and getting to the crucial point of our first shipped game. It's a vital part of the UK's funding ecosystem for early stage games companies"
  • UK Games Fund Awards Are Back for Second Year - May 7, 2019 - “These awards recognise the best in new British games development talent and are a great way to highlight the variety and depth of new games being made in the UK."

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