Tampon Tax Fund 2019-2020 funding round

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has opened applications to the Tampon Tax Fund 2019-2020 funding round. The fund allocates money generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. Charities can now bid for at least £1 million in funding for projects that support victims of domestic violence or work to reduce rough sleeping and homelessness among women.

Eligibility
• the fund is open to charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations from across the United Kingdom
• applications should be for £1 million or more
• the value of the grant requested must not represent more than 50% of the applicant’s or consortia’s collective annual income
• applications should focus on 1 of 4 categories: homelessness and rough sleeping, violence against women and girls, music, or the general programme
• grants may be for 1 or 2 year projects
• all project activities must be concluded and funds must be spent by 31 March 2021
• applicants must include a copy of their safeguarding policy, along with a statement that confirms the applicant has effective and appropriate safeguarding procedures that protect employees, beneficiaries or volunteers from harm, and that explains how any concerns and incidents are managed

For further information and to apply, visit: www.gov.uk/government/publications/tampon-tax-fund-application-form-2019-2020-funding-round, or email: ttf@culture.gov.uk

Deadline: Sunday 20 January 2019

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