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Funding for UK Games Talent

UK Games Talent and Finance Community Interest Company

UK Games Talent and Finance is a non-profit Community Interest Company with a legal remit to support the UK’s early stage games development and digital interactive business and creative ecosystem in terms of both companies and individuals.

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

  • Fifteen financed after EGX showcase - November 5, 2019 - Since launching four years ago, the UK Games Fund has now run five rounds of funding and has supported over 100 companies. Each round has been adapted to better suit the applicants with our offering; from straight forward grants of £25,000 initially to the initial £5,000 award now part of Round 5.
  • Fireblade Software release Abandon Ship - October 29, 2019 - "Gary's journey with Abandon Ship is a case-study in success and great example of what early-stage games studios can achieve with our support"
  • 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."

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