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Tampon Tax Community Fund

6th September 2018

- Please note that the deadline to apply for this funding has now passed. If you have any questions, please call the ECF grants team on 01245 356018. They will be happy to help -

Essex-based voluntary and community organisations that are working to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls, are being invited to apply for grants from the Tampon Tax Community Fund.

The Fund, which is being managed locally by the independent charitable trust, Essex Community Foundation (ECF), was set up by the Government and receives money generated from the VAT on sanitary products. 

Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 are available to support projects which will help women and girls have the best future possible.

Successful applicants will be required to show how they meet one of the three priority areas of the programme:

  • Helping women and girls to build skills and confidence
  • Improving their health and well-being
  • Building social networks

The deadline for applications to be received is Monday 5 November. 

ECF is delighted to be working in partnership with UK Community Foundations to deliver this national funding programme in Essex.

Caroline Taylor, chief executive of ECF, said: “We know there are many voluntary organisations in Essex that are helping women and girls to improve their lives through local initiatives. These could include, but are not limited to, helping them into employment, raising awareness of health issues or creating inclusive peer networks.


“Grants are available to support ongoing work, staff costs for specific projects or to expand or start a new initiative, so please contact our grants team today.”

How to apply

- Please note that the deadline to apply for this funding has now passed. If you have any questions, please call the ECF grants team on 01245 356018. They will be happy to help -