Tiga has been awarded an accredited trade organisation status by UK Trade & Investment.
The new status will allow Tiga to provide its members with financial support for exhibiting at selected tradeshows from 2009.
"I am delighted that Tiga has been awarded accredited trade organisation status by UK Trade & Investment," said Richard Wilson, CEO of Tiga.
"This will enable Tiga to financially support UK small and medium-sized enterprises and universities that are new to export to stage exhibitions at selected tradeshows through the UKT&I's Tradeshow Access Programme.
"Tiga will also be able to support businesses in high technology fields or which are new to exporting to emerging markets. Providing financial assistance to Tiga's UK trade exhibitors will help more Tiga members raise their profile and sale in overseas markets."
He added: "I am determined to provide Tiga members with a range of cost effective services and benefits which strengthen their ability to compete successfully. Tiga is examining the introduction of further services for its members in the months ahead. In the meantime, I would like to thank all those games developers who supported Tiga's application to become an accredited trade organisation".