More initiatives of the Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft
More initiatives of the Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft

Application for Gamecity Hamburg program "Games Transfer" now possible

In order to increase the visibility of current game projects and to support the initiation of new business contacts, Gamecity Hamburg now promotes participation in online and in-person events for game developers and studios from Hamburg with the program "Games Transfer".

As part of the new Games Transfer funding program, Gamecity Hamburg supports game developers with up to 1,500 euros to ease access to events and exhibitions. The application is now possible. Find out more on the Games Transfer Funding page.

Who can apply?

Companies and individuals who have a company or business office or a residency in Hamburg, do not have more than 20 permanent employees and are active in game development are eligible to apply. The project to be funded must pursue a commercial utilization and the need for funding must be clearly justified in the application procedure.

What can be funded?

Eligible costs are those which are necessary to attend and carry out an online or face-to-face event and also the costs related to preparation for the event. This includes ticket costs, travel expenses, participation in workshops and panels or the creation of event specific marketing materials. 

How much is the funding and when is it paid out?

The maximum total funding per applicant is 1,500 euros per calendar year. Funding requires an own contribution of 20 percent of the calculated total costs. The Games Transfer grant is a non-repayable grant on a de minimis basis, which is paid out on the basis of the actual, documented total costs after the end of the event. Applicants can apply for support for participation in several events, provided that the total application sum over all events does not exceed the maximum sum of 1,500 euros.

Application Process

Games Transfer is an ongoing funding program. Applications can be made at the earliest four months before the event begins.

All information about the application process and the link to the application form can be found at the Games Transfer Funding page.

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