Through the Tampon Tax Community Fund, Community Foundations across the UK is looking to fund projects that raise the aspirations of disadvantaged girls and women and make a long-term difference to their health, wellbeing, confidence, social and economic activity as well as addressing equality gaps.
The Tampon Tax Community Fund is allocating funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 are available, for a duration of 12 months. The scheme will fund volunteer expenses, activity costs and staff costs relating to the project or service. The 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 i.e. 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
Partnership or consortia applications are welcomed where the lead organisation submitting the bid is an eligible entity from the list above.
Closing dates for applications vary and interested organisations should contact their local Community Foundation.