Grassroots projects across the UK set to receive further Tampon Tax funding
Small charities and community groups working with some of society’s most vulnerable women and girls are set to receive a much-needed funding boost thanks to a further round of Tampon Tax Community Fund grants.
UK Community Foundations has been awarded £3,545,000 by Government to distribute a further round of funding through its network of Community Foundations that work all over the UK.
Over 400 groups were awarded a grant between £5,000-£10,000 from the first round of funding. Community Foundations were oversubscribed with applications in every area of the UK.
Welcoming the announcement, UKCF Director of Programmes and Development Vicki Papworth said:
“It’s great to be working with Government again to deliver this vital funding in communities across the country. Community Foundations have already been able to support some fantastic local projects tackling huge issues like mental health, unemployment and domestic abuse. But demand is growing and with only around a quarter of applicants receiving grants in the previous round, we know many worthy projects missed out.
“We’re confident our network will use its unparalleled local knowledge to fund the groups that do life-changing work to help women and girls overcome the many barriers and issues they face in society today.”
Funding will be available for groups across the UK and further details of how to apply will be available over the coming months.
Notes to editors
- UK Community Foundations is the membership organisation for the national network of 46 accredited Community Foundations. Our members are independent charities that give out grants to support grassroots groups. They work with local businesses, donors and funders to create tailored programmes of grant making that respond to the needs and assets of communities.
- In 2017/18 we distributed more than £98 million worth of grants and our network supported more than 5,100 people and 16,600 organisations.