Call for Applications

MOBO Help Musicians Fund 2018 for EMERGING GRASS ROOT TALENT

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Application Deadline: 8 October 2018


Help Musicians UK and MOBO Trust have joined forces once again to launch the second round of the MOBO Help Musicians Fund with applications open from today.

The charity has again teamed up with  MOBO TrustMOBO Organisation’s charitable arm, established to help young people reach their full potential in a wide range of disciplines within the creative sector, for the second year running to help support the creative and career ambitions of emerging talent through the MOBO Help Musicians Fund. Grants of up to £2,000 each are made available to support exceptionally talented solo artists, song writers and groups, fund their development to significantly impact on their creative and career aspirations.

After the success of last year’s pilot, The MOBO Help Musicians Fund’s total fund has been increased to £40,000, creating even more funding opportunities for grass roots talent at the start of their careers, with groups of five or more now eligible to apply for grants up to £3,000.

ho 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.


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).

ow 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.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the MOBO Help Musicians Fund 2018 

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