MOBO and Help Musicians UK are thrilled to be working together to offer grants of up to £2,000 to support exceptional talent with their career ambitions. From vocal coaching, support for touring or video production, the MOBO Help Musicians Fund can be used to support opportunities which will have a significant impact on your creativity and career.

Who can apply?
To be eligible for the MOBO Help Musicians Fund you must be:

You can be a solo artist, producer, group or songwriter. MOBO would like to encourage applications from genres beyond the commercial heartland such as RnB and Soul, Hip Hop, Grime, Jazz, Gospel, Garage, Reggae and African music.

Group applications

If your group would like to apply:


Am I at the right stage?

MOBO and Help Musicians UK want to invest in artists who are performing or creating great music and show potential to build a long-term professional career.

To apply you must already have been making music and performing. We want to support those who can demonstrate the following:


What can I use the funding for?

Please note equipment or PR should only make up 50% of your overall budget (e.g. should be no more than £1000 pounds of your total budget).


What can’t I use the funding for?


How it works


What to include in your application

The online application form will ask questions about:

Within your application please include:

You will also need to submit examples of the best and most recent music that you are making.

Your reference

To support your application you must also have a reference from a successful and well respected musician or music professional not connected with your application. This referee should know about you and your work. 


Help with your application

For tips on writing your application you can visit


About Us

Help Musicians UK (HMUK) is the leading independent charity providing help, support and opportunities to empower musicians at all stages of their lives.  As well as playing a vital role supporting working musicians who are dealing with an illness, injury or accident, we also provide a range of opportunities to support learning and professional. Through our Creative Programme, we aim to help musicians during the course of their careers by investing in innovation across artistic practice, talent and professional development, removing barriers that exist for many to launch and sustain professional music careers across all genres.

MOBO has been celebrating excellence in music for over 20 years and continues its rich legacy and ongoing growth as the premiere outlet for recognising and honouring the artistic and technical achievements of exceptional British and international talent in the musical fields of Hip Hop, Grime, RnB/Soul, Reggae, Jazz, Gospel, and African music. In 2016 the MOBO Trust was established to advance education in the Performing Arts, particularly amongst children and young people from diverse backgrounds.


Applications for Round One must be received by 3rd November 2017.