Epic Games introduces $100 Million "Epic MegaGrants" | $5,000 to $500,000 for UE4 Projects and Certain Open Source Tools (No Repayment Required)
Have a read of the above. EPIC are going hard after the indies. Here's a snippet from the article. That Fortnite money is going to good use.
"Awards from Epic MegaGrants will range from $5,000 to $500,000 and will cover a wide variety of endeavors to further strengthen creativity and innovation within the 3D community. This includes projects built with Unreal Engine or developers enhancing open-source 3D content creation, whether or not it integrates with or relates to UE4. All Epic MegaGrants recipients will continue to own their IP and will be free to publish however they wish. Submissions will be evaluated, and grants awarded, on a continual rolling basis as funds allow, with no firm deadlines to submit."