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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.

News

  • Women in Games Award Nomination - May 10, 2018 - "During the competition I am in continued contact with the teams; I’m the go-to person for any and all questions relating to the mechanism of the competition. I also work closely with our network of Local Hubs (universities, enterprise hubs, etc.). I guess you could say the main thrust of my job is staying on top of everything that’s going on and keeping track of teams / hubs / events."
  • Popular and Positive - May 1, 2018 - The number and quality of applications to the latest round of the UK Games Fund, including the new Pitch Development Programme offering, has once again been high.
  • Life After Tranzfuser: Mochi Mode - April 2, 2018 - "Since we won the competition Mochi Mode has come on leaps and bounds. We’ve continued work on our first game Moo Moo Move and are nearing its completion - we’re talking with a publisher to set a release date in the near future."
  • Creative Industries Sector Deal - March 28, 2018 - "The UK Games Fund and Tranzfuser projects both feature in the paper with detail on increased government support; additional funding of £0.5m will be provided in 2018/19 and, as announced in the Budget, the government will provide an additional £1m to extend the programmes until 2020."
  • Life after Tranzfuser - March 27, 2018 - Shuttershade Studios (one of the two Tranzfuser 2017 competition winners) are busy working on the game they impressed the judges with at EGX, Hyper Party VR. We caught up with Marcus Nichols, Lead Designer, to find out what's been happening since Tranzfuser 2017 and what advice they'd give to this year's teams.

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.

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