Live funding

Creative Catalyst 2024

Closes on 6 March 2024

UK registered micro or small businesses in creative industries, who have not previously received any Innovate UK funding, can apply for up to £50k, with tailored support to grow.

XR Network+ Accelerator 2024

Closes on 15 March 2024

XR Network+ is partnering with Codebase to deliver a free XR Accelerator for people working in extended reality (XR) and virtual production (VP) technologies at UK universities. The programme is open to early to mid-career researchers, late-stage PhD students, and research-engaged technicians. 

Companies in the creative industries aiming to deliver innovation-led growth in the West of England can receive £50,000 to build a new product or develop an existing prototype in response to challenges from partners including the BBC and Amazon Web Services.

Indielab Games UK Accelerator 2024

Closes on 9 April 2024

Indielab Games’ UK wide accelerator returns this year to support the growth of 10-15 exciting and emerging games studios.

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

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. 

Having great pitching and presenting skills are crucial to make a great first impression, showcase your immersive business effectively and help you to secure future clients and investment. These short, step-by-step video…

How to develop your value proposition Have you ever listened to a presentation and walked away thinking “I really don’t understand what they actually do” or simply “So what? That’s not special”….

Learn more about making a great first impression, showcasing your immersive business effectively through developing and delivering engaging pitches and presentations.

Applying for public funding or private investment can seem daunting and at times confusing. We can support you by giving you a range of resources and practical tips to help you develop…