MOBO Help Musicians fund for talent diversity enters third year


The UK-based MOBO Help Musicians fund is now in its third year and has seen the available funding behind it grow from £40k to £60k. It is a partnership between the MOBO Trust and Help Musicians UK and is designed to support musicians from diverse backgrounds – underwriting all areas of creativity – from vocal coaching through to video production, recording and promotional work.

Individual musicians and groups can unlock funding of up to £2k (and this increases to £3k for larger groups of musicians).

It aims to help musicians from underrepresented backgrounds as well as those operating in genres like hip-hop, grime, R&B, soul, reggae, jazz, gospel and afrobeats.

“On behalf of MOBO Trust, we are incredibly pleased to once again join forces with an organisation whose values align so closely with our own,” said Kanya King, MOBO founder and CEO, in a statement.

“Help Musicians’ commitment to encouraging diversity within the talent funding space means the MOBO Help Musicians Fund can grow and flourish in a very natural way. The addition of the health package is further proof of what makes this partnership so pioneering and vital.” Details on applications, which are now open, are here.

Eamonn Forde

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