(Closed) Apply for Creative England and Ukie ‘Scale Up’ Scheme

Posted by Jamie Smith

InGAME is delighted to be funding two places for Dundee Cluster* Game Studios on Creative England& Ukie’s Games Scale-Up Programme. Find out how to apply below.

*InGAME Cluster boundary includes the local authority areas of Angus, Dundee, Fife and Perth and Kinross.

 

InGAME is offering two, fully funded places on The Creative Enterprise: Games Scale Up Programme to companies based in the Dundee Games Cluster. The programme has been developed by Creative England in partnership with Ukie, to support games developers, publishers or support services providers who are looking to develop and grow their business.

About The Creative Enterprise: Games Scale Up programme

The Games Scale Up programme is specifically looking to support developers, publishers or support services who have had some recent, proven success, who have the potential and ambition to scale their business and who can demonstrate that their work in some way promotes the art, creativity and storytelling power of game making.

Areas to consider when applying are:

1. You must have successfully made a game, taken one to market or launched a support service in the last two years.

2. Must have employed a minimum of 3 people (part time or full time) at some point in the last two years.

3. Your business must have generated revenue in the last year.

Whilst the programme nominally prioritises companies based in the England, InGAME is providing funding for the two companies based in the Dundee Games cluster to join. The cluster includes the local authority areas of Angus, Dundee, Fife and Perth & Kinross.

How to apply

Dundee Cluster companies interested in applying should do so directly through the Creative England website. We recommend reading the application FAQs before doing so.

Whilst the FAQs highlight England as the priority area for the programme, InGAME is guaranteeing two spaces for Dundee Games Cluster companies, as long as they meet the application criteria.

The deadline for applications is 12pm, 28th August 2020. The programme will run from September 2020 to March 2021.

About InGAME

InGAME is delighted to provide this opportunity to companies in the Dundee Games Cluster. We believe The Creative Enterprise: Game Scale Up programme can help local companies grow and go beyond their business as usual.

InGAME: Innovation for Games and Media Enterprise is an £11.5 million pound R&D Centre based in the heart of the Dundee videogames cluster. Led by Abertay University, in partnership with the University of Dundee, the University of St Andrews and local and international industry partners, InGAME will deliver innovative research and offer R&D support and services to games companies in the city and beyond. InGAME is part of the Creative Industries Cluster Programme, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council and part of the Industrial Strategy. We also receive significant funding from the Scottish Funding Council.