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Small charities and community groups working with some of society’s most vulnerable women and girls are set to receive a much-needed funding boost thanks to a further round of Tampon Tax Community Fund grants.

UK Community Foundations has been awarded over £3.5m by Government to distribute a further round of funding through its network of community foundations that work all over the UK.

Over 400 groups were awarded a grant between £5-£10k from the first round of funding. Community foundations were oversubscribed with applications in every area of the UK. In Buckinghamshire, eight applications were received totalling £57,609 against a grant fund of £25,328.

Welcoming the announcement, UKCF Director of Programmes & Development Vicki Papworth said:

It’s great to be working with Government again to deliver this vital funding in communities across the country. Community foundations have already been able to support some fantastic local projects tackling huge issues like mental health, unemployment and domestic abuse. However demand is growing and with only a quarter of applicants receiving grants in the previous round, we know many worthy projects missed out.

We’re confident our network will use its unparalleled local knowledge to fund the groups that do life-changing to help women and girls overcome the many barriers and issues they face in society today.

Funding will be available for groups across the UK and further details of how to apply will be available over the coming months.