The Tampon Tax Community Fund aims to support women who are most marginalised to overcome barriers that prevent them from fulfilling their potential. The women that will benefit from this initiative will have had little/no access to support or previous investment in their personal or educational development, and/or their social networks.
This programme aims to fund small-scale interventions, which will make a considerable difference to the lives and happiness of women and girls by raising the aspirations of girls and young women and combating the influences that affect their confidence.
These grants will invest in a wide variety of projects, large and small, that aim to make a tangible and long-term difference to health, wellbeing, confidence and social/economic activity as well as addressing equality gaps.
Women and girls can be disproportionately disadvantaged by multiple issues which are often complex in nature. Combined with these barriers and differing needs within population and geography, specialist and local support is often necessary. Within this context applicants will need to demonstrate how they meet one or more of the following objectives:
Priority will be given to:
This fund is open to the following organisations:
If you are applying in partnership or as part of a consortium the organisation submits the bid must be an eligible entity from the list above, this organisation will manage the funds if successful.
Funding to Community Interest Companies and other non-charities may include conditions to restrict funding to charitable objectives only.
This fund is not open to the following organisations:
There is a form to be completed online.
The deadline for applications is 11th October.
They will be reviewed, shortlisted and assessed by SYCF. Eligible projects will be taken to a local panel, where a decision will be made on which projects have been successful. Applicants will be notified shortly after the panel.
The Tampon Tax Community Fund will be inclusive within the class of women and girls; grants will be made to all women, including trans women and gender non-conforming women.
We are committed to promoting equal opportunities, to valuing diversity regardless of age, gender, race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion/belief, culture, language, disability, learning difficulty, sexual orientation, marital status, economic status, health status, or any other discriminatory grounds.
We will ask for the following supporting documents to uploaded with your application:
By completing this application form, UK Community Foundations and its network partners will use the personal data about you and other individuals named in your application to assess and administer a grant application for the Tampon Tax Community Fund. Personal data about your Trustees or management committee may also be used for identification, debt tracing and the prevention of money laundering. To support with this, searches (e.g. to verify your identity) may be made with third parties, including publicly available sources. If your application is successful, your details may also be used to contact you to gain your thoughts on the effectiveness and impact of the programme.
When necessary, personal data collected through the application process will be shared with UK Community Foundations and its network partners, the Government Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the evaluating partners and with other third parties where the law permits or requires it.
We will only use your information where we have a legal basis to do so, for example, to carry out our legitimate business interests to manage and promote our grants or to meet our legal or contractual obligations. By providing any personal data about another person you are confirming that they understand how their data may be used and shared.
We would like to be able to share your data with other funders or infrastructure support organisations who may be able to help. As part of your application we will ask if you are happy for us to share your data for this purpose.
You have certain rights when it comes to your personal information. This includes rights to access and correct your information, and to erase, transfer, object to, restrict or take away consent around how we use your information. Please contact your local Community Foundation if you or anyone named in your application have any concerns with the information being used publicly or if you wish to exercise any of these rights.
For successful organisations we will be producing a series of template materials, press releases and social media posts to celebrate the grant awarded.
Please note: we reserve the right to use details and photographs submitted as part of your application and monitoring report for publicity purposes. We will always ask your permission before giving your contact details to the press or any third parties.
Successful organisations will be required to complete an interim monitoring report or phone call at half way through their project, and one monitoring report at the end of the Grant term. We will be asking how the grant was spent, as well as the difference the project has made, what was achieved, any key issues and lessons learnt.
Before beginning the project, we suggest successful organisations take the time to read the monitoring forms, so that necessary information can be recorded from the outset, this should include:
Funded organisations should also be willing to discuss the progress of the project over the phone as and when necessary and to host visits that will assist with learning and best practice.
If you have any questions about applying to this fund then please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you or call 0114 242 4294