Through the Tampon Tax Community Fund, Community Foundations across the UK will be looking to fund interventions that raise the aspirations of girls and women and make a long-term difference to health, wellbeing, confidence, social and economic activity as well as addressing equality gaps.
This funding programme 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 will be 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
Partnership or consortia applications are welcomed where the lead organisation submitting the bid is an eligible organisation (charity, social enterprise, etc.).
The Fund opened for applications on 17th September 2018. Interested organisations should contact their local Community Foundation.