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.
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.