Tampon Tax Community Fund

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

Within this context applicants will need to demonstrate how they meet one or more of the following objectives:

  • Building skills and confidence – supporting women and girls to learn new skills, giving them the ability to apply for new jobs and/or return to the workplace. For example, projects might provide 1:1 support, training, mentoring, reduce isolation or build confidence and self-esteem.
  • Improving health and well-being – teaching women how to look after and improve their own mental or physical health and live in good health for longer. For example, projects could provide services related to mindfulness such as yoga, art and exercise.
  • Building social networks – connecting women to others they can share similar experiences with, supporting them to feel less lonely, more valued, more able to pass on that support. For example, projects could offer social and skills groups with specialist support.

Priority will be given to:

  • Grassroots organisations offering localised support to women or girls
  • Organisations working with women or girls with multiple disadvantages
  • User led organisations that have a clear understanding of the needs of women or girls they are supporting.
  • Sustainable projects that provide long-term solutions to women or girls they are helping

 


Size of grants

Grants are available of between £5,000 and £10,000


Who can apply?

This fund is open for applications from:

  • Registered UK charities
  • Constituted Community groups
  • Companies Limited by Guarantee with charitable aims
  • Community Interest Companies Limited by Guarantee
  • Co-operatives – registered Community Benefit Societies and registered Industrial and Provident Societies
  • Credit Unions
  • Social Enterprises

If you are applying in partnership or as part of a consortium the organisation that submits the bid must be an eligible entity from the list above, this organisation will manage the funds if successful

Successful and unsuccessful organisations from the 2018 round are welcome to apply again.

Please read our How to Apply’ page for further information on general eligibility.

 


How to apply?

Before applying, please read the Tampon Tax Community Fund Guidance Notes for this grant scheme carefully.

Applications are only considered complete when all supporting documentation has been received either attached to the online application or posted to the office as paper copies.


When to apply?

This scheme is open 2nd September 2019 and will close on 11th October 2019

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Recently awarded grants

Tampon Tax 2018 Grants Report