Creative Wales Development Fund opens

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HDM polar bear The Creative Wales Development Fund is now open, aimed at Wales-based businesses that develop content, products and services in the creative industries. 


The fund will include two strands, focusing on supporting projects within the TV and digital content sectors (including games, animation, Createch and creative services).


The aims of this fund are: 

• To provide financial support to enable indigenous production companies to fully develop TV projects, giving these projects a greater chance of getting the project commissioned, greenlit and into production.


• To support the retention of IP by indigenous companies which, in turn, will enable further growth.


• To provide financial support for the development of new games, animation concepts, immersive, VR/MR (Createch) concepts and content development and delivery platforms / services in the creative industries.


• To enable businesses to further market these projects to gain commercial investment, which would otherwise have been difficult to establish without the development funding.


• There is £1.5m available for projects in this funding round. Projects will be prioritised based on their ability to meet the funding criteria as outlined in the guidance note. Please note that this is a competitive fund and not all applications will be successful. A maximum of £25,000 will be allocated to each successful project.


The fund is now open for applications, and will close on Monday, 11 October at 12.00 noon. 


Applications will be assessed by 5 November 2021, and confirm an outcome by 12 November 2021, however this timing is dependent on the number of applications received. No late applications will be considered. 


Before you apply you have the option to discuss your proposal with one of the Creative Wales Sector Development Managers via email. The team can provide advice on eligibility and where appropriate give further guidance on your proposal. 


For an application form please email 


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