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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.

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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

  • Funded company launches game - October 15, 2019 - “Gary and Aaron have demonstrated great resilience and commitment to the Autonauts IP. Their hard work and creativity is evidenced by the amazing community they’ve created pre-launch. It’s always rewarding for our team to see a UK Games Fund supported project launch get published. It’s all the better to have a company with the pedigree of Denki secure such a well-suited publisher partnership and make their mark once again on the indie games scene."
  • Pitching Practice in Dundee - September 24, 2019 - "Having been exposed to the reality of pitching their project to a variety of interested parties means that each team is now better prepared for the official pitch."
  • Funded Companies Selected for Apple Arcade - September 16, 2019 - "I can honestly say it wouldn’t be the same game without the UK Games Fund team."
  • UK Games Fund Awards 2019 - September 5, 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."
  • Funded Company Secures Epic MegaGrant - August 15, 2019 - "Without the grant from UK Games Fund, the progress we made on our prototype would have taken substantially longer to achieve because we would've needed to work as contractors to pay the bills. Instead we devoted our full attention to Infinitesimals for 6 months."

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