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Games Development Fund

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.

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. 

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 application guidance can be found at the bottom of this page. If you’re interested in accessing the funding we have available please submit an initial Expression of Interest.

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.