January Funding Opportunities

At Take it away, we believe that music needs backing. For any music creator, knowing where and how to look for financial support for your projects is invaluable.
We update this page regularly with the latest opportunities and deadlines for creative grants that will help you on your musical journey.
Here’s what caught our eye recently (last updated January 2022)

Help Musicians announce £1m hardship fund

Unfortunately, we enter this new year with many musicians struggling to make ends meet due to Covid disruption.

Help Musicians will be making further payments to musicians facing financial hardship, with applications for support opening on 31 January 2022.

This new round will see a one-off payment of at least £250 made to those eligible, with higher amounts available to those in the most challenging financial conditions if we have sufficient funds.


? More info…

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Time to Power Up

Power UP is a new programme which will power up Black music creators & industry professionals, and will tackle anti-Black racism & racial disparities in the UK music industry.  If you’re an exceptional UK-based Black music creator or industry professional ready to power up to the next phase of your career, apply today!

Deadline 17th Feb at 6pm


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Power Up

Grand Plan is a fund run by creatives, for creatives. The founders have either observed or experienced the sustained and structural barriers which contribute to an under-representation of artists and creative people of colour in British arts & culture.  They offer three £1000 grants per month to creative people of colour based in the UK who want to make a new cultural project happen.

Deadline 31st January.

? Find out more and apply here…


Mobo Help Musicians’ Fund

The MOBO Help Musicians Fund can provide financial support to musicians making Hip Hop, Grime, R&B, Soul, music of African origin, Reggae, Jazz and Gospel, helping them create music, develop business skills and take their career to the next level.

Music creators can apply for financial support of up to £3,000 towards recording and releasing music.

As well as the above, supported artists will also receive a health consultation from a BAPAM specialist to talk through and address any issues. 

? Learn more and apply…

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Get instruments for your project from Music for All 

Music for All invites groups in need of electric guitars (no amplifiers included) and/or ukuleles to apply for some very special instruments.

The charity also has up to 20 special Behringer MS-1 analogue synthesisers to award to deserving projects.

In addition, up to three awards of £2000 are available for projects to benefit those with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.


? Find out more and apply

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