Tampon Tax Community Fund

Description: 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 are available, for a duration of 12 months.

Type: Core costs & project costs

Status: Open

Maximum: £10,000 (average grant award is £5,000)

Opening: 01/09/2018

Deadline: 26/10/2018

Notes: The Grant Panel meeting to decide awards will be held on the 28th November 2018


Women and girls can be disproportionately disadvantaged by multiple issues which are often complex in nature. The Tampon Tax Community Fund aims to support local organisations working with women who are most marginalised to overcome barriers that prevent them from fulfilling their potential. We are looking to fund interventions that raise the aspirations of girls and women and make a long-term difference to health, wellbeing, confidence and social/economic activity as well as addressing equality gaps.

Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 are available, for a duration of 12 monthsWe will fund volunteer expenses, activity costs and staff costs relating to the project/service. Purchase of capital equipment is not eligible. The average grant award is £5,000.

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 – 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

If you are applying in partnership or as part of a consortium the lead organisation submitting the bid must be an eligible entity from the list above

It is very important for you to read the full Criteria & Guidelines here 

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If you are unsure about any of the above criteria or have any other queries, please contact our Grants Team on 01566 779333.