Live funding

This unique programme aims to foster relationships between artists and companies based in Denmark, Norway, and England, supporting them to develop new, environmentally responsible approaches to international touring and collaboration.

Up to £150k per project: seeking applications from UK screen organisations and production companies to create and run targeted project development labs for features or immersive projects.

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2m for immersive & creative industries projects around Coventry & Warwickshi

The aim of this £4.5m competition is to develop digital therapeutic Extended Reality (XR) solutions to provide improved delivery of mental health and wellbeing services.

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is to invest up to £2 million in innovation projects led by businesses. Your business must be active or growing work activities in the health technology innovation cluster in West Yorkshire.

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2m for business led projects in the digital technologies cluster in North East England. Themes include Immersive technologies, covering extended reality, digital twins, games engines, and virtual production.

MyWorld Sandbox Call: ‘More than AI’

Closes on 18 December 2023

Watershed is inviting SMEs, artists, designers, technologists and creative practitioners to experiment creatively and propose new distinctive ideas responding to the theme of ‘More than AI’. Up to £45k per team.

UK Global Screen Fund

Closes on 31 December 2023

The UK Global Screen Fund (UKGSF) is designed to boost international development, production, distribution, and promotional opportunities for the UK’s independent screen sector. International Business Development strand closes 6th July 2023. Other strands are open to applications, mostly on a rolling basis.

Unity for Humanity 2023/4

Closes on 5 January 2024

The Unity for Humanity program empowers real-time 3D creators to make the world a better place by helping bring their visions to life and amplifying their impact.

UK registered businesses can apply for grant funding alongside private investment from selected investor partners.

UK registered creative SMEs in 12 specific English regions can apply for grant funding alongside private investment from selected investor partners to support growth.

Innovate UK Smart Grants September 2023

Closes on 17 January 2024

Apply for a share of up to £25m for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovations that can significantly impact the UK economy.

This new funding will offer £50,000 – £150,000 commercial games-for-entertainment content grants. Total project costs must be at least double the requested grant. Rolling deadline, apply any time.

Funding resources

The Immerse UK Online Funding and Finance Directory Premium members only

Find the right funding and investment to suit their needs and suit their product life-cycle and company stages by using our comprehensive guide to private and public investment sources.

The London Business Hub’s Investment Readiness Programme helps to guide London-based, early-stage founders, especially from underrepresented groups, on how to access external finance. 

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