The Tampon Tax Community Fund

This funding programme is allocating funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls.

The Tampon Tax Community Fund

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.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available, for a duration of up to 12 months. We will fund 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 projects – those established by women or girls or led by women and girls, with a key aim of working with women and girls only. This fund is open to the following organisations:

  • Constituted Community groups
  • Registered charities
  • Not for Profit Companies Limited by Guarantee
  • 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

How to Apply

The fund is now CLOSED. Applicants can expect to hear back at the beginning of December.

It is very important for you to read the full  Tampon Tax Community Fund – Criteria before you start your application.

Please note: All project delivery must be complete by the end of February 2021 – any unspent money will need to be returned. If delays to your project are possible, please consider reducing your project period to less than 12 months.

In order for us to follow our decision-making process, the information given in your application will be shared with our independent panel members and/or donors as appropriate. Panel members are subject to a confidentiality agreement. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information on data sharing and storage.

If you are unsure about any of the above criteria or have any other queries, please contact our Grants Manager Ellie Maguire on 01202 670815 or at