In partnership with Help Musicians UK, The MOBO Help Musicians Fund has been created to support the career ambitions of exceptionally talented artists and groups with grants of up to £2,000. Further funding of up to £3,000 is available for larger groups of musicians.

Following a successful pilot in 2017, The MOBO Help Musicians Fund was doubled from £20,000 to £40,000 in 2018, creating even more funding opportunities for grassroots talent at the start of their career. 

A panel of industry experts, including jazz artist and MOBO Award winner Moses Boyd, music manager and MOBO Trustee, Kwame Kwaten and Amy Frenchum of Brownswood and Future Bubblers, whittled down the final 20 recipients from just under 200 applications. The newly funded creators, who represent a wide range of exceptional emerging talent from across the country, will use their grants to support multiple aspects of an artist’s career; from recording to visuals, production, PR, promotion, touring and beyond.

The 20 awardees for 2018 are:

Hip Hop Artist

Soul Singer

Soul/Pop Artist

Jazz Vocalist

Blues-Folk Singer

Hip Hop Artist

Alternative Singer

Hip Hop Artist & Producer

Hip Hop Vocalist

Electronic Duo