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Tampon Tax Community Fund

***This fund is now closed***

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


The Tampon Tax ​Community Fund ​aims​ ​to​ ​support​ ​women​ ​who​ ​are​ ​most​ ​marginalised​ ​to​ ​overcome​ ​barriers that​ ​prevent​ ​them​ ​from​ ​fulfilling​ ​their​ ​potential. ​ The​ ​programme will benefit women and girls, investing in a wide variety of projects, that make a tangible and long-term difference to health, well-being, confidence and social/economic activity, as well as addressing equality gaps.

​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 the aspirations of girls and young women and combating the influences that affect their confidence.

GRANTS offered

What difference will it make?

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:


Priority will be given to:


This fund is open for applications from:

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.

Funding to Community Interest Companies and other non-charities may include conditions to restrict funding to charitable objectives only.

What we will fund:


This fund is not open for applications from:

What we won’t fund:

Equal opportunities

The Tampon Tax Community Fund will be inclusive within the class of women and girls; grants will be made to all women, including trans women and gender non-conforming women.

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities, to valuing diversity regardless of age, gender, race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion/belief, culture, language, disability, learning difficulty, sexual orientation, marital status, economic status, health status, or any other discriminatory grounds.


We will ask for the following supporting documents to uploaded with your application:



This fund is now closed

Download full guidelines here:Tampon Tax Fund Criteria

The deadline for this fund was Monday 5th November 2018 at midnight. The panel will take place week commencing 26th November 2018.


Contact Tina Robinson – or with any queries.