Tampon Tax Fund launches

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Tampon Tax Community Fund, a new national fund which offers grants to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls.

The Tampon Tax ​Community Fund will support​ ​women​ and girls ​who​ ​are​ ​most​ ​marginalised​ ​to​ ​overcome​ ​barriers that​ ​prevent​ ​them​ ​from​ ​fulfilling​ ​their​ ​potential. ​ The programme will invest in a wide variety of projects that make a tangible and long-term difference to health, well-being, confidence and social/economic activity, as well as addressing equality gaps.

​Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 are available, for a duration of 12 months. We will fund volunteer expenses, activity costs and staff costs relating to the project/service. Purchase of capital equipment is not eligible.

Applications should demonstrate how they meet one or more of the priority areas:

  • Building skills and confidence
  • Improving health and well-being
  • Building social networks

Priority will be given to women and girl organisations: those established by women or girls or led by women and girls, with a key aim of working with women and girls who are the majority of their beneficiaries. This Fund is open to the following organisations:

  • constituted community groups
  • registered charities
  • not-for-profit companies limited by guarantee
  • community interest companies
  • registered community benefit societies
  • registered industrial and provident societies
  • credit unions

If you are applying in partnership or as part of a consortium, the lead organisation submitting the bid must be an eligible entity from the list above

How to apply

We open for applications on 17th September 2018 and close at 5pm on 26th October 2018.

You can view detailed criteria here and applications can be made online here

The information given in your application will be shared with our independent panel members and/or donors, as appropriate. Please see our Privacy and Data policy for more information on the way we handle your data.

If you are unsure about any of the above criteria or have any other queries, please contact our Grants team on 01273 409 440 or drop us an email.


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