How it will work
Established UK-based companies and solo developers with a game development project at an early stage in the pipeline can apply for grants of up to £12,000, with an opportunity to pitch later for up to £18,000 of additional support (up to £30,000 in total). Successful applicants will begin funded work in January 2023.
All funded work covered by the initial £12,000 grant support must be complete by 31st March 2023.
Selected funded companies will be invited to pitch for additional funding the early part of 2023.
As with previous rounds of the UK Games Fund, we’re revisiting the proven success model of the pitch development approach. This approach – of issuing smaller grants to applicants that have the capacity to build on their expertise and pitching skills – has been very popular in the past as we’ve been able to help a wider range and larger number of applicants.
These applicants will be invited to pitch for additional grant support at a later date, allowing them to flesh out their offering and consider how best to pitch for further funding of up to £18,000
Where appropriate, the UK Games Fund panel may offer applicants a direct route to the full funding offer of up to £30,000.