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Funding for UK Games Talent

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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

  • Jamfuser 2020 - January 23, 2020 - “Jamfuser has proven to be a successful and valuable step in the Tranzfuser competition journey for our community. Whilst our game jammers may or may not go on to apply to Tranzfuser, the benefit of taking part in the 3 day long jam cannot be underestimated for the up and coming games developers of tomorrow.”
  • Funding Opportunities in 2020 - December 17, 2019 - Applications to the UK Games Fund will open early in the new year. The UK Games Fund team will be available for any questions applicants may have when the details go live.
  • Tranzfuser winners announced - December 16, 2019 - “We’re thrilled our hard work has taken us this far. Being awarded funding will enable the team to continue development full-time and allow us access to the resources we need to meet our development milestones.”
  • 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"

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