Tampon Tax Community Fund

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 average grant award is £5,000.

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.

The fund will support core costs such as volunteer expenses, activity costs and staff costs relating to the project/service. 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 – 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
  • 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 that you read the full criteria and guidelines below.

Tampon Tax Community Fund Criteria

Tampon-Tax-Criteria.pdf (615.8 KiB)