Tenshi Grants was established in 2013 to provide support to games, digital and creative businesses across the UK. Our goal is to help more businesses take advantage of the public grants that are available to them, and to thereby help those companies and the industry to grow.

Tenshi Grants is a service that specifically helps games, digital and creative businesses to successfully secure public funding for technology innovation projects, by advising on the suitability of their projects and assisting them in writing grant applications.

What is technology innovation?

Technology innovation is defined as the research and development of new or improved technology, developed for widespread use. Therefore you must be looking to develop a technology that will not only be useful to you, but to other companies, and that does not already exist. To find out more about this check out our blog.

Who do we work with?

We work with many types of companies, from startups to established, larger organisations. We specialise in working with digital technology companies, including those working with the following: Games middleware and tools, VR/AR, Wearables, Cloud technologies, Smart cities, Big data, Open data, Internet of things, Social.

How do we work?

  1. We assess your suitability for technology innovation funding
  2. We gather data and information from you on your project
  3. We write the grant application
  4. You receive the grant money

Why us?

Our team are experienced games industry and creative digital specialists who have run their own businesses, which gives them a unique ability to understand what our clients need, as well as having a proven track record in successfully winning grants, with an 80% success rate and having raised over £1.25m for clients in the last 18 months.

What do we do?

Innovate UK Grants

Innovate UK Grants

Innovate UK’s new Sector based and OPEN funding competitions

NEW June 2016

We have had frequent success in securing client funding from Innovate UK  CR&D and SMART awards. Our grant application specialists have secured funding for Proof Of Market, Proof Of Concept and Prototype projects and for projects as diverse as mobile game discovery, 3D printing, streaming technologies and animation pipeline tools.

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Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the EU’s largest ever research and innovation programme. Part this of program focuses on small to medium size businesses and technology innovation, making it ideal for games and creative digital companies who are developing technology products or services. Our grant application specialists can assess if your project is suitable, and help you apply.

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Project Management

Project Management

Once you receive your grant, we can provide an experienced project manager to oversee the project and deal with the administration of the grant, allowing to you continue focusing on your business and ensuring the process is as efficient and stress free as possible.



We know that each funding application is different, depending on the project scope and scale. We operate on a shared risk-basis where we negotiate a small setup fee and success bonus on a project by project basis. For example, a typical application for a £100k SMART grant would incur a £2k setup fee and 10% success bonus.