Help Musicians is pleased to be working with MOBO Trust for a fourth year on the MOBO Help Musicians Fund.
We know that for many musicians, the opportunity and time to create new music, develop their skills, and build income streams and business skills to drive their careers forward is the support they need to take their career to the next level. The MOBO Help Musicians Fund exists to facilitate these opportunities for musicians making Hip Hop, Grime, R&B, Soul, music of African origin, Reggae, Jazz and Gospel.
Whether you need financial support to get into the studio, business advice to help market your new release, investment into merchandise to elevate your brand or a grant to hire your dream session musicians, the MOBO Help Musicians Fund may be able to support you.
See full fund details here
The MOBO Help Musicians Fund offers a package of support including:
- £3,000 grant towards music project
- 1:1 business advice sessions tailored to each awardee’s individual needs and delivered via experienced music industry professionals, as coordinated by ThinkMusic
- 1:1 health consultation with British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) professionals, covering all aspects of a musician’s health, including physical and mental health needs and specialist referrals where required
Who can apply?
You can be a solo artist, producer, songwriter or group working within any genres of music of black origin.
To be eligible for the MOBO Help Musicians Fund you must:
- Be over 18
- A UK resident
Help Musicians refers to the UK residency rules noting that you are eligible for our support:
If you are a UK National living in the UK you automatically qualify
If you are a non-UK National, you have been living in the UK for at least 183 days and have the legal right to live in the UK
If you are a UK or non-UK National and have not been living in the UK for at least 183 days, access to grants and funds is discretionary and decisions will be made on a case by case basis. This would be based on the reason for the application, for example, you have had to go abroad to look after a relative for a period of time.
- Be in financial need and without significant backing from labels, music publishing companies or management
- Have a track record of regularly performing, writing and releasing music for at least 12 months
Applications now closed
Apply to the MOBO Help Musicians Fund here
Get your referee to submit here
Forms not your thing? Apply via video!
We understand applicants will have different preferences in how they communicate their ideas, and therefore, you will have the option of answering some of the key questions either in writing or by video upload. Check out the blog section of the Help Musicians website to see some examples of these.