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The Women and Girls' Fund

Applications have now closed

This funding programme is allocating funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls.
Women and girls can be disproportionately disadvantaged by multiple issues which are often complex in nature. The Tampon Tax Community Fund aims to support local organisations working with women who are most marginalised to overcome barriers that prevent them from fulfilling their potential. We are looking to fund interventions that raise the aspirations of girls and women and make a long-term difference to health, wellbeing, confidence and social/economic activity as well as addressing equality gaps.

Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 are available, for a duration of 12 months. We will fund volunteer expenses, activity costs and staff costs relating to the project/service. Purchase of capital equipment is not eligible.

Applications should demonstrate how they meet one or more of the three priority areas:

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

Priority will be given to women and girl organisations – those established by women or girls or led by women and girls, or with a key aim of working with women and girls who are the majority of their beneficiaries. This fund is open to the following organisations:

  • Constituted Community groups

  • Registered charities

  • Not for Profit Companies Limited by Guarantee

  • Community Interest Companies

  • Registered Community Benefit Societies

  • Registered Industrial and Provident Societies

  • Credit Unions



If you are applying in partnership or as part of a consortium the lead organisation submitting the bid must be an eligible entity from the list above

How to Apply:

The application deadline is now closed for this Fund.

It is very important for you to read the full Criteria & Guidelines - see below.

To apply click here

Criteria Women and Girls fund
Criteria for applicants to the Women and Girls' fund (Tampon Tax Community Fund)


If you have any queries, please contact our Programmes Manager Helen Doubal on 01707 251351 or at grants@hertscf.org.uk

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