Lauren Palmer is Programme Manager at the London Community Foundation, a funder, ‘I just wanted to get in touch to bring your attention to a new fund which opened today and which might be of interest to your members or partners’.

It is called the Tampon Tax Community Fund and it is a national fund set up to allocate the funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls.

Grants of £5,000 – £10,000 are available to projects working in all London boroughs with the exception of Hackney, Tower Hamlets, City of London and Newham. This is because these four boroughs are covered by East End Community Foundation and so if your project is based there, please go to their website for more information.

Funding is available to support groups working predominantly with women and girls, and the main themes are:

  • Building skills and confidence
  • Improving health and well-being
  • Building social networks

The closing date is midday on Friday 26th October.

More information, including the full fund guidelines, eligibility criteria and application form, can be found on our website. Interested in making an Appliction? Please read through those thoroughly before making their application.