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

This​ programme aims to fund ​small​-scale interventions, ​​which​ ​will​ ​make​ ​a​ ​considerable difference to the lives and happiness of women and girls by raising their aspirations and combating the influences that affect their confidence.

Fund size: £26,000
Grants available: up to £10,000


Women and girls can be disproportionately disadvantaged by multiple issues which are often complex in nature. Combined with these barriers and differing needs within population and geography, specialist and local support is often necessary. Within this context applicants will need to demonstrate how they meet one or more of the following objectives:

  • Building skills and confidence (eg supporting women and girls to learn new skills, giving them the ability to apply for new jobs and/or return to the workplace)
  • Improving health and well-being (eg teaching women how to look after and improve their own mental or physical health and live in good health for longer)
  • Building social networks (eg 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)

Priority will be given to:

  • Women and girl organisations, which are defined as:
    – An organisation that has been established by women or girls
    – An organisation that is led and staffed by women and girls
    – An organisation that has been established with the key aim of working with women and girls only
  • Grassroots organisations offering localised support.
  • Organisations working with beneficiaries with multiple disadvantages.
  • User led organisations that have a clear understanding of the needs they are supporting.
  • Sustainable projects that provide long-term solutions to the people they are helping.

Click here to read the full criteria – please ensure you read this before applying

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