Up to $90,000 is available for games developers to create a diverse range of games for any distribution platform
Screen Development – Games assists Victorian games companies to create a diverse range of games for any distribution platform with an emphasis on the creation of intellectual property (IP) and long-term benefits for their business.
The Screen Development – Games fund’s objectives:
- assists Victorian games developers to create a diverse range of games for any distribution platform, with an emphasis on the creation of intellectual property (IP) and long-term benefits for their business
- companies will be eligible for an investment of between $30,000 and $90,000 to develop a prototype or full game, depending on level of experience
- funds are available to invest in commercially appealing projects that can attract overseas interest, create jobs and succeed in the global market.
You can apply for funding amounts between $30,000 and $90,000 to develop a prototype or full game, depending on your level of experience:
- Up to $40,000 to applicants with no previously released projects
- Up to $60,000 to applicants with one successfully released project
- Up to $90,000 to applicants with two or more successfully released projects
- The success of previously released projects will be judged on their scope, platform and commercial success
Screen Development – Games Fund will fund up to 50% of the budget for the project.
Screen Development – Games Funding can be used to:
- Support staffing requirements and other costs associated with the development and production of the project
- Support marketing activities associated with the launch of the project
- Engage a highly experienced mentor (to support key project personnel with creative, technical or business elements of the project)
To apply for funding, applicants need to:
A. Be a company that:
- Is incorporated in Australia
- Is based in and operating from Victoria
- Has an ABN
- Has at least one company director who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident and who meets the expertise requirements of an individual applicant.
- Owns or controls, or shares ownership or control of the intellectual property rights in the project (demonstrated through a written agreement acceptable to us).
B. Be an individual who:
- Is an Australian citizen or permanent resident
- Is based in and operating in Victoria
- Has been living in Victoria for at least the last 6 months
- Has an ABN
All applicants must be able to demonstrate expertise relevant to the proposed project, including:
- An experienced team with the requisite skills attached to the project
- Proof of necessary licenses, approvals and development kits, as applicable and;
- Previously released projects commensurate with the funding being requested
The Screen Development – Games Fund application deadline is 14 November 2012.
Writing a good quality grant application is a critical element in the application process. An application needs to be well thought through, written concisely, have clear objectives and purpose, and show clear links to the objectives of the grant guidelines.
The grant application must answer all questions, provide all required information and respond to the merit criteria. It should also reflect your organisation’s business strategy.
Writing a good application takes time and effort, and requires particular writing skills.
Bulletpoint are expert grant consultants and can assist with all aspects of grant preparation.
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We have significant experience in applying for grants. Typical areas where we can be of assistance include:
- Demonstrating the identified need;
- Highlighting the relevance to current government policies and priorities;
- Complete the Project Plan and Budget Projections;
- Identify Outcomes that are measurable;
- Detail the applicant organisation’s experience or expertise in undertaking the project/s;
- Calculating the value for money; and
- Demonstrating capacity to deliver quality outcomes
Screen Development – Games Guidelines (Word Document)