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Tampon Tax Community Fund - Deadline 11th October 2019

Tue 3 Sep 2019

The Community Foundation for Staffordshire is working with UK Community Foundations to deliver the Tampon Tax Community Fund in Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Derby & Derbyshire.

Aims

The Tampon Tax Fund allocates funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. The Community Foundation will be awarding grants of up to £10,000 to charities and community groups delivering projects that support women and girls to build skills and confidence, improve their health and well-being, and build social networks.

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

• Up to £10,000

• Priority will be given to women and girl projects; we define these as:

— A project that has been established by women or girls and/or is led and staffed by women and girls

— A project that has been established with the key aim of working with women and girls only

• For a duration of up to 12 months

• For UK based organisations with a local or community reach

• That meet one or more of the Tampon Tax Community Fund objectives (below)

This round of funding opens on Tuesday 3rd September and closes on Friday 11th October 2019.

For more information and apply please click here