THE TAMPON TAX COMMUNITY FUND SUPPORTs women and girls of all ages across the uk to build their skills, confidence and self-esteem.

Charities and community groups can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run projects and services directly benefitting women and girls facing issues such as period poverty, domestic and sexual abuse, mental health and long-term unemployment.

The programme seeks to reduce the risk of crisis at different life stages. This may be by helping women and girls get into or back work, raising awareness about health issues, or by creating and developing peer networks.

The first round of the programme opened in September 2018 and a further round is due to open for applications in early September 2019. Priority will be given to grassroots organisations, organisations working with women or girls facing multiple challenges, user-led organisations and sustainable projects providing long-term solutions.

For more information on the programme or to apply, groups should get in touch with the Community Foundation closest to them which is administering the programme. Please refer to this list to find of which Community Foundation is managing the programme in your local authority area.

The Tampon Tax Fund allocates funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. It is managed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which awarded UKCF a grant to set up the Tampon Tax Community Fund.

For more information contact grants@ukcommunityfoundations.org.


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