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Grants available to help women and girls

Not-for-profit groups across Hertfordshire can apply to the Tampon Tax Community Fund to help support women and girls facing domestic abuse, period poverty, sexual abuse and mental health and long-term unemployment.

A further round of the Tampon Tax Community Fund is open to Hertfordshire charities and community groups working with women of all ages and backgrounds to build their skills, confidence and self-esteem.

The funding can only be used for projects or services that directly benefit women and girls and priority will be given to grassroots organisations, user-led organisations and sustainable projects providing long-term solutions. Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 are available and the application deadline is 25 October 2019.

Helen Gray, Foundation Director for Hertfordshire Community Foundation: “Grassroots groups are doing amazing work to support women and girls across Hertfordshire.

"They often run on a shoestring budget and struggle to compete for the larger funding pots. We’re proud that Hertfordshire Community Foundation is part of a national network of community foundations recognised by government for our local knowledge.

"We will use this vital funding to support the groups on the ground making such a big difference to women and girl’s lives.”

This is the second time UK Community Foundations has been selected by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to distribute the largest share of Tampon Tax funding. This is money raised through the levy on sanitary products which will be passed to small, local projects, working through the national network of Community Foundations.

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