On 22 November 2023, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt presented…
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced £5 million for the UK Games Fund as part of the Creative Industries Sector Vision, a joint plan between Government and industry to drive growth, build talent and develop skills across the creative sectors.
The Content Fund is offering £50,000 to £150,000 commercial games-for-entertainment content grants. The aim of the funding is to support a mix of existing and/or new employees, alongside a lesser proportion of contracted staff.
Applicant companies must be UK registered SMEs with PAYE employees engaged in games development work in the UK and have a prototype in place.
Overall project costs must be at least double the requested grant, and the funding must make a demonstrable difference in terms of unlocking additional resources, new relationships, platform or audience access.
There is a rolling deadline for this programme, however the application portal may be closed periodically for ten to fourteen days whilst batches of applications are reviewed, re-opening as soon as possible.
There are also fixed allocations of funding to administer within different financial years so early applications are encouraged, in particular for financial year 2023/24.