Tampon Tax Community Fund

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 benefiting 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 to work, raising awareness about health issues, or by creating and developing peer networks.

Priority will be given to grass-roots organisations, organisations working with women or girls facing multiple challenges, user-led organisations, and sustainable projects providing long-term solutions.

The Tampon Tax Community Fund is delivered through a network of Community Foundations. The first round of the programme opened in September 2018 and a further round is due to open for applications in early September 2019, although some members are running to a slightly different timetable.

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 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.

Deadline for applications: 11th October 2019