Funding for charities and community groups to support women and girls of all ages across the UK to build their skills, confidence and self-esteem.
The Tampon Tax Fund allocates the funds generated from the VAT imposed on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls.
Local not-for-profit organisations across the country can apply now for a grant to run local projects and services directly benefiting women and girls facing issues such as period poverty, domestic and sexual abuse, mental health and long-term unemployment.
Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 (up to £15,000 in London) are available for a duration of up to 12 months.
Projects must meet one or more of the following objectives:
The funding can be used for volunteer expenses, activity costs, and project staff/sessional staff costs.
The Tampon Tax Community Fund is being delivered locally across the UK through a partnership between the UK Community Foundations and its local Community Foundation members.
UK based organisations with a local or community reach can apply. Groups should visit their local community foundation website for further details about the eligibility requirements of the scheme in their area as well as the local closing date for applications as these may vary slightly.
In general, the deadline for applications is 11 October 2019.