Creative England Game Development Fund (Free)

What is the finance available for?

The CE Game Development Fund is intended to stimulate the commercial development and growth of the games industry in the English regions, outside of Greater London, by providing investments of between £50,000 and £150,000 to game studios that can demonstrate high growth potential.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply to this fund companies must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Be based in any of the English regions outside of Greater London (Please refer to This Map)
  • Have previous, demonstrable game development experience
  • Qualify as an SME and be registered at Companies House
  • Have been trading for a minimum of 3 years and be able to show a minimum of £100,000 revenue in their most recent company accounts
  • Be able to provide a minimum of £1 of private match funding for every £1 Creative England invests

Further details and full application guidance can be found Here.

What Investment Amounts are available?

Through this fund investments of between £50,000 and £150,000 will be made for the development and commercial release of new game IP. Investments will be made on a commercial basis under a revenue share scheme.

How to Apply

Applications can be made by following This Link.

Please note that the CE Development Fund is a “rolling” fund which will continue to accept and assess applications until the total investment pot has been allocated. We therefore advise submitting your application in a timely manner to avoid disappointment.

Contact Information: