Expression of Interest
UK Games Fund Round 5

The application process for Round 5 is different to previous rounds and will include a pitch and audience development period prior to final selection, including showcasing at a large consumer games show in the Autumn.

A prior Expression of Interest (EOI) is required so that we can support your final application to us through webinars etc.

You must submit this EOI form by 12 Noon on Monday 28th January 2019 to participate.

Project timings through 2019 will be as follows:

*EOI closes Monday 28th January 2019, 12:00 noon.
*Application Development with EOI Registrants during February/March 2019.
*EOI Registrants invited to submit video pitch and project updates in March 2019.
*Application evaluation period April/May 2019.
*Shortlisted applicants invited to interviews with UK Games Fund panel (venue and details TBC).
*Successful showcasing applicants notified during June 2019.
*First £2,500 paid in July 2019.
*Showcasing and pitching at a Pitch Preparation Event September 2019 (venue and details TBC).
*Second £2,500 paid post Pitch Preparation Event.
*Consumer showcase event and final pitch in Autumn 2019.
*Fully funded companies have a £20,000 grant to spend on salaries / contractors between November 2019 and March 2020.

See the UK Games Fund website for further information.

    Late submissions will not be considered. No correspondence will be entered into.
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  • If no company yet write the planned name, or a name to be just for this application
  • Provide the registration number or write in the box approx date when you will establish the company
  • Add your public facing website address if available
  • Primary address:

  • Any information that helps us would be appreciated - but it'll generally be the nearest large city name.
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  • About Your Company or Team

    Don't be put off by any implication underlying some questions here about time established, company or project scale, PAYE use, trade body membership etc - we use these form fields across all applications to standardise data collection.
  • Company age since registration (years)
  • Profile of primary founder
    If none applies please comment in the general qualification box further down this form.
  • Most turnover from
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  • Please note any new hires planned over the coming year. Enter 0 if none
  • An approximate estimate of average gross annual pay
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    This is used to inform policy and not part of our decision-making process.
  • Please check the above box if you believe that the profile of your team would be seen as unrepresentative of UK early-stage games developers in general and / or support for your team will increase the diversity of our portfolio generally. We'll be exploring this issue further with EOI registrants that tick the box.
  • Please check the above box if you believe that your application requires special assistance. We'll be exploring this issue further with EOI registrants that tick the box.

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  • Context for your application

    The programme is designed to support early-stage projects that need further time for the development of ideas and pitching materials. Participation in the consumer games show later in the year provides a clear deadline, as well as the opportunity to gain all-important feedback from the public and industry.

    Clearly explain the benefit that this programme will bring to your project and company.

    This may differ depending on your circumstances:

    *Smaller companies and newly formed teams (committed to setting up a company) frequently have a need for early stage funding, support, and visibility – but beyond simple development goals you should have an eye on what the next step is in terms of the business, and how we can help get you there, or
    *More established companies and teams will need to show a direct benefit or opportunity they might not otherwise be able to pursue – perhaps our help would support growth of a new project team or work in a new area, or perhaps mitigate specific risks around a new project or IP.

    Games that are already in full-scale development (or where the majority of funding is already secure) may not be appropriate for this programme – if in doubt then send us a short paragraph about the project and we will endeavour to help.
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  • Project information

    You will have an opportunity to update this before you submit your final application.
  • Please ensure you use a consistent name in all communications with us.
  • Describe your project in 100 words. Do not link to external content.
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