Essex Community Foundation

Tampon Tax Community Fund

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

The Fund aims to support projects which make a difference to the lives and happiness of women and girls in Essex by raising aspirations, building confidence and improving their health and well-being.

What will it support?

Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 are available. Applicants must show how their work meets one of the below priority areas:

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

Grants can be awarded to support volunteer expenses, activity costs and project costs including the salaries for staff that are employed for the specific project that is being funded.

How to apply

Click here to read the criteria and guidance for applicants. 

We encourage you to call us on 01245 356018 prior to starting an application to discuss your funding needs.

To complete an application form, click here. Applications must be submitted by 5pm on 11 October 2019.

ECF is holding a Phone-In Funding Surgery on Tuesday 24 September 2019 to speak with organisations who may wish to apply to this funding programme. To take part, please call ECF between 10am and 12noon on 01245 356018. There is no need to book a slot in advance.  If you are unable to call on the day, please email and an alternative time to speak with you will be arranged.