Creative England has pledged £1m to support the creation of new digital fiction titles.
Funding packages of between £10,000 and £150,000 for small to medium-sized firms across the North of England.
The investment has been pledged to the Digital Fiction Factory, which is a creative media partnership between Conker Media, BBC, Channel 4 and Creative England.
The £1m funding is the second round of funding to be made available through the Regional Grow Fund, which aims to stimulate jobs and growth in the digital and creative sectors.
“The Digital Fiction Factory is an exciting new development for Creative England,” said Creative England director of business development Jim Farmery.
“It’s the second tranche of our investments targeted at growing companies in the digital sector. It also represents an innovative new business model whereby the SME’s we support can really get back what they put in to the projects.
“The intellectual property generated is shared between the SME and the DFF, so the companies we support will have the opportunity to maximise the potential of their ideas in other markets.”
For more information on the scheme, visit the official Creative England website.