This coming Friday (November 22) the eleventh annual Urban Music Awards will be held at an undisclosed location in London. Historically, the UMAs have been known to support various charitable causes including Unicef, Oxfam and Save The Children, and this year is no different.

On 15 November, just a week before the ceremony will take place, founder Jordan Kensington announced the launch of #ProjectPhilippines2013, an incentive to raise funds and awareness for the recent typhoon that devastated the island.

"We all need to get together and show support for our fellow human beings," he said. "We can all do our bit to help; it doesn't matter how little."

Explaining the decision to launch the campaign with only a week to go before the awards, he added: "The very fact that it happened made myself and my team feel the need to discuss ways in which we could help."

At Friday's ceremony, which will include nominees Laura Mvula, Naughty Boy and Daft Punk, there will be a donation box marked #ProjectPhilippines2013 on each table. In addition to this, the team also plan to bring together some of the nominees to record a charity single. With artists from Kendrick Lamar and Diplo to The Luminites and even Ed Sheeran tipped for an award, that could prove to be a very interesting collaboration indeed.

Aside from their commitment to raising funds for charitable projects, the UMAs have been supporting new and established artists across the spectrum of pop, hip-hop, soul and dance for over ten years. Previous winners include Rudimental, Big Narstie and Sneakbo, who was a a surprise frontrunner last year, beating Rita Ora, The Weeknd and Cover Drive to the Best Newcomer gong.

This year's nominations are as diverse as expected and include: Laura Mvula, ex-Britain's Got Talent contestants Luminites and A*M*E in the Best Newcomer category, Cover Drive's 'Lovesick Rhythm', Jacob Banks's 'Worthy' and Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith's 'La La La' for Best Single, while Devlin, Koder and Frisco are all in the running for Best Grime Act.

Other categories include Best Female Artist, Best Male Artist, Artist of the Year, Best Radio Show and Best Collaboration.

As well as the UK show, which will be broadcast on Sky 191, the UMAs also takes place in the USA, France, Japan and the Caribbean.

View the full list of this year's nominees on the Urban Music Awards official website.