Creative Wales Development Fund (CWDF)

The New Creative Wales Development Fund will include two strands, focusing on supporting projects within the TV and digital content sectors (including games, animation, Createch and creative services).

This funding is aimed at Wales based businesses that develop content, products and services in the Creative Industries. This round is not intended to support projects in the wider tech sector.

The aims of this fund are:

  • To provide financial support to enable indigenous production companies to fully develop TV projects, giving these projects a greater chance of getting the project commissioned, greenlit and into production.
  • To support the retention of IP by indigenous companies which, in turn, will enable further growth.
  • To provide financial support for the development of new games, animation concepts, immersive, VR / MR (Createch) concepts and content development and delivery platforms / services in the creative industries.
  • To enable businesses to further market these projects to gain commercial investment, which would otherwise have been difficult to establish without the development funding.

There is £1.5m available for projects in this funding round. Projects will be prioritised based on their ability to meet the funding criteria as outlined in the guidance note. Please note that this is a competitive fund and not all applications will be successful. A maximum of £25,000 will be allocated to each successful project.

Development funding is designed to enable a business to get to the stage where they can fund their own ongoing growth. It is not intended to be a repeat funding provision, rather that the funding is utilised to enable you to create a long lasting, sustainable revenue stream for your business and create a lasting, positive impact on your sector.

Application Process 

The fund will open for applications from Monday 13th September 2021, and will close on Monday 11th October at 12.00 noon. 

We will endeavour to assess applications by the 5th November 2021, and confirm an outcome by the 12th November 2021, however this timing is dependent on the number of applications received.

No late applications will be considered. 

Please see funding guidance note link Creative Wales Development Fund 2021- External Guidance Notes Issue 1 PDF.pdf (

Before you apply you have the option to discuss your proposal with one of the Creative Wales Sector Development Managers via E-mail at

Our team can provide advice on eligibility and where appropriate give further guidance on your proposal. 

For an application form please E-mail