Tampon Tax Community Fund

Please note, we are no longer accepting applications for this programme

The Community Foundation for Surrey are working with UK Community Foundations to deliver the Tampon Tax Community Fund in Surrey. UKCF have been awarded a total £3.4 million to support women and girls in local communities. In Surrey we have £55,000 to award.

The Tampon Tax Community Fund allocates funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls.We will be awarding grants of £5,000 – £10,000 to charities and community groups delivering projects that support women and girls to build skills and confidence, improve their health and wellbeing, and build social networks.

The fund aims to meet the following objectives

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

Priority funding will be given to:

  • Women and girl organisations
  • Grassroots organisations offering localised support

What we will fund:

  • Volunteer expenses: Budget for training, travel, telephone calls, travel and meals
  • Activity costs: Budget for resources to facilitate a project/activity; e.g. catering, insurance
  • Project staff costs: Budget for external consultants, sessional staff and project staff employed for the specific project/activity that is being funded

Further information can be found within the fund criteria. We advise you read this criteria before submitting an EOI.

Funding has also been awarded to local mental health charity Mind for peer support programmes. If your project is specifically to do with improving mental ill health for women and girls, we feel an application to Mind would be the best route for you. For further information about this programme and to submit an application, visit their webpage here.

Please note, we are no longer accepting applications for this programme

Apply for funding

Applying for funding is easy. Simply fill out a quick Expression of Interest Form (EOI) to start the application process.

Tell us what you want to do, and how much you would like to apply for. The EOI is designed to save you time and provide us with a little more information about your funding needs prior to making a full application.

The grants team will then review your EOI against our fund criteria and advise you if we can invite you forward to make a full application.


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