Cornwall Community Foundation and UKCF launch Tampon Tax Community Fund

CCF is delighted to be working in partnership with UK Community Foundations to deliver the Tampon Tax Community Fund in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We will be working with community groups and charities who deliver projects that support women and girls to build skills and confidence, improve their health and wellbeing, and build social networks.

The Tampon Tax Fund allocates funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls.

A key focus will be funding preventative work 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.

CCF will be making grants of between £5,000 and £10,000. Applications to this fund open on Monday 17th September.

Examples of the types of organisations that will be funded include the Young Women’s Project, which encourages young women to make the transition back into education, employment or training. It’s aimed at vulnerable women between the ages of 12 and 21 who experience various difficulties.

Kirsty Philpott, CCF Grants Manager says,  “CCF has provided funding to groups like West Cornwall Women’s Aid and Cornwall Refuge Trust who support women and girls to help with crisis events. The new Tampon Tax funding has a much wider reach than previously and we look  forward to hearing from groups who feel they could benefit from this funding.”

More details about the Fund please visit our grants page.