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.

Who can apply?

Priority will be given to:

  • Grassroots organisations offering localised support to women or girls
  • Organisations working with women or girls with multiple disadvantages
  • User led organisations that have a clear understanding of the needs of women or girls they are supporting.
  • Your beneficiaries must be based in the North East of England – Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham and Teesside.

What size grant?

Between £5,000 and £10,000 is available

When to apply?

  • The Fund opens on 3rd September 2019 and closes 13th October 2019.

What type of funding can you apply for?

Applicants will need to demonstrate how they meet one or more of the following objectives:

  • Building skills and confidence – 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 – teaching women how to look after and improve their own mental or physical health and live in good health for longer.
  • Building social networks – 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.

Before applying please read our general grant making criteria to check that your organisation and activity or project for which you are seeking funding meets our criteria.

Please contact a member of the Grants Team on 0191 378 6340 if you have any questions or need help with your application.