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Funding Programme Announcement: Service Start

In the organisation’s continued measures to grow and support the video game industry in Ōtepoti Dunedin, CODE is pleased to announce that Expressions of Interest in the new Service Start grants are now open. CODE recognises that the video game development industry is made of diverse businesses that address many different aspects of a dynamic and ever-changing global environment.

Traditionally, grants that target start up businesses in the games development sector concentrate on production funding for actual games projects, however CODE recognises not every viable business and employer actually targets this directly. There are many businesses such as insurance agents, accountants, lawyers and trademark attorneys and more who concentrate primarily on games industry clients both locally and internationally.

Funding is available for a minimum threshold of $NZ10,000 and up to $50,000 in matched funds. The primary purpose of this programme is to assist start up businesses, particularly those with employees by providing runway in their initial period in business. All standard CODE terms and conditions apply. Service Start is an ongoing fund to meet the ad hoc nature of the applicant pool it aims to address, there are no deadlines or rounds.

If you require more detail on Service Start, check the guidelines here or contact CODE directly here.


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