MOBO Help Musicians Fund

  • MOBO Help Musicians Fund – If you’re a musician making hiphop, grime, R&B, soul, music of African origin, reggae, jazz or gospel then the MOBO Help Musicians Fund is here to support you to take your career to the next level. You can apply for up to £3,000 towards recording music, and everything that goes around getting it out there into the world.
  • Record and Release – Help Musicians can support you to create new music and share it with the world. Whether it’s studio time, mastering, or promotion around a release, we can help you to record and release your music. (Up to £3000 available, plus one-to-one business advice and a personal health consultation).
  • Skills and Professional Development – This fund can provide up to £1,500 to help you enhance your skills or artistic practice. Whatever your circumstances and ambitions — you can apply for support that is specific to your career needs.
  • Head to the Help Musicians Get Support page for more funding information, including how to receive financial support for postgraduate or undergraduate studiesmentoringmusic-led creative collaboration and general advice.For information on support in areas such as: Mental Health, Bullying and Harrassment, Musicians Welfare, and Physical Health, click HERE.
  • Sustaining Careers – The cost of living, the ongoing impact of the pandemic, Brexit, and personnel and venue shortages are creating a perfect storm of issues for the UK’s musicians. Musicians now face a cost of working crisis, in which rising costs and complexities around touring are having a serious impact on their ability to sustain a career. We are responding with a range of support to help musicians build sustainable careers within this challenging environment. Find out more HERE.
  • The Peter Whittingham Jazz Award supports emerging jazz artists or groups with the creativity and ambition to build a career in music. Awardees receive £5,000 in financial support towards your work, this could include recording new material, a period of mentoring, promotional activity etc. Find out more HERE.
  • Advice for funding applications – Help Musicians UK provide a comprehensive list of do’s and don’t’s for funding applications. Find out more HERE.