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Creative England launches £1 million fund for developers in South West England

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SW England developers receive new grant

Creative England — a national agency that invests in and supports creative digital media — has launched a £1 million video game support fund for developers in South West England.

The funding will be distributed through a program called GamesLab South West, and developers will be able to apply for grants in two rounds of funding, each aimed at facilitating a project at a different point in its development cycle.

The first round is the Development Fund, which is available for small to middle-sized companies who are developing completely new game IP for commercial release. The grants fall between £10,000 and £50,000 and GamesLab is now accepting applications.

The second round is the Prototype Fund, which aims to assist companies in developing a prototype that they can then pitch outside for further investment. Companies can apply for grants of up to £10,000. Applications will open in Q2 of 2014.

More information on the grants and application criteria can be viewed here.