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 are available for a duration of up to 12 months.
Projects must meet one or more of the following objectives:
Building skills and confidence - supporting women and girls to learn new skills, giving them the ability to apply for new jobs and/or return to the workplace.
Improving health and well-being - teaching women how to look after and improve their own mental or physical health and live in good health for longer.
Building social networks - connecting women to others they can share similar experiences with, supporting them to feel less lonely, more valued, more able to pass on that support.
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.
How To Apply
Each community foundation has its own timetable for the opening and closing of this grants programme. In general, the scheme opened for applications on 2 September 2019 and will close on 11 October 2019.
Groups should check the deadline with their local community foundation as there may be a slightly different timetable.
Groups should visit their local community foundation website for further details about the eligibility requirements of the scheme in their area and to confirm the deadline for their location.
The list of local Community Foundations can be found on the UK Community Foundations website.
Applications will be reviewed, shortlisted and assessed by the relevant local Community Foundation. Eligible projects will be taken to a local panel, where a decision will be made on which projects have been successful. Applicants will be notified shortly after the panel.
Successful projects will be announced in early 2020.
Useful documents & links
Addresses and contacts
For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:
UK Community Foundations
Unit 1.04 Piano House
9 Brighton Terrace
Tel: 020 7713 9326
Email: [email protected]