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The UK Games Fund is a £4m fund, set up in 2015 and running until at least 2019, that provides Government grants to studios to be applied towards the development of a specific game project.
The UK Games Fund is able to provide grants of up tp £25,000 to early stage studios, or up to £15,000 for solo developers (i.e. those who do not have any contactors working for them).
A grant will only be provided to a registered active fames development company (you can also apply as a new start-up, even before you have legally formed your company but no grant will be paid out until you have formally established your entity), that has at least 6 weeks of working capital to enable it to draw down the grant in arrears.
The grant should also represent no more than 50% of the total cost of the game in development.
The project itself cannot include any gambling elements (or content that the UK Games Fund decides could cause reputational damage), be a purely non-digital game (such as a physical card game or a board game) nor have already launched.
There is a two stage process for application which is as follows:
To find out more about the UK Games Fund please follow the link provided on the right hand side.