Help Musicians UK is the leading independent music charity. Since 1921, HMUK has provided help, support and opportunities to empower musicians and those working in the industry at all stages of their lives.
The charity’s ambition is to make a meaningful difference to the lives of musicians across the UK through a holistic, integrated programme combining Creative and Health & Welfare services, targeted campaigning and initiatives around issues that affect musicians such as mental health, hearing health and even parenting. The charity has a deep knowledge base and strong, trusted relationships within the music industry, the wellbeing sector and beyond. HMUK’s research-led approach creates a strong evidence base from which to educate and advocate for musicians, influencing and improving working conditions across the sector.
Over 14,000 people in the music industry were impacted by the work of HMUK in 2017 through direct grants and funding to creative professionals and musicians in need, or indirectly through funded organisations and initiatives.