A pot of £11.25 million has been made available to charitable organisations to bid for, with priority given to those working to end violence against women and girls, as well as organisations that support a network of charities.
The Tampon Tax Fund was introduced in response to VAT being imposed on sanitary products by the European Union, and following this round will have provided more than £90 million of funding supporting women and girls charities.
As per the government’s manifesto commitment, the Chancellor announced at the Budget in March 2020 that the tax would end on 1 January 2021 following the UK’s exit from the EU, as part of a wider government strategy to make sanitary products affordable and available for all women.
The fund is open to charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations from across the United Kingdom. Applications should be for £350,000 or more and grants may be for 12 to 18 month projects. Applications should focus on 1 of 2 categories:
- violence against women and girls
- the general programme
The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 4th July 2021. For more information and to apply click here.