Our Sites: UK Games Fund | UK Games Talent

Funding for UK Games Talent

*Round 6 Now Closed*

All applicants will be contacted soon.

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.

UKGFA 2019

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

  • Tranzfuser Boost for Games Grads - March 23, 2020 - “All creative practitioners are judged by their portfolio and how they can account for it. Tranzfuser will provide this year’s participants with an end-to-end project with commercial deadlines. We know that employers value such experience from a careers perspective and publishers explore that when evaluating potential new IPs. We’re also lucky in being able to tap into the expertise resident in over 100 small studios that we’ve funded through the UK Games Fund. This community are really keen to give back time to the sector and will help us support the Tranzfuser teams this year.”
  • Jamfuser 2020 winner announced - March 11, 2020 - "It was a fantastic experience for everyone in the team, we had a super fun time over the weekend making the game and chatting to the other teams. This game jam had helped reinforce our compatibility in working together as a team – I couldn’t ask for a better group to be working with."
  • Tranzfuser 2020 competition launched - March 2, 2020 - Successful applicants will be awarded a cash prize paid in stages to replicate the real world of games development. At the showcase event later this year teams will be invited to pitch for follow-on funding of up to £20k from the UK Games Fund (also operated by UKGTF) to commercialise their game and launch a company.
  • Funded project to launch on Google Stadia - February 28, 2020 - "Lost Words was funded through multiple different means and the UK Games Fund has been one of the best sources of support and funding that we have had the luck and privilege to be able to work with. The other support provided by the UK Games Fund such as the UKGF Awards, meetups at shows like EGX, and a network of other developers have also been a really big help and boost to our team."
  • 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.”

Twitter