Tampon Tax Fund 2020-2021 inviting Charitable Organisations from United Kingdom

philanthropic organisations
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Sunday, May 31, 2020
United Kingdom

Detailed Description

The 2020/21 round of Tampon Tax Funding is inviting charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations from across the United Kingdom to bid into one of three categories: violence against women and girls, young women’s mental health and well being, and a general programme.

The purpose of the Tampon Tax Fund is to allocate the funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. The fund was announced by the then Chancellor during the 2015 Autumn Statement: “There are many great charities that work to support vulnerable women.

Funding Information

  • Applications should be for £1 million or more and be from organisations that can deliver impact across their chosen category and across multiple regions in one or more of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • Please note that the £15million total fund is allocated between each administration using the Barnett Formula as a guide.
  • Wales is allocated £905,000, Northern Ireland is allocated £530,000, Scotland is allocated £1,570,000 and England £11,995,000.
  • As the minimum application amount is £1million, neither Wales nor Northern Ireland have sufficient allocation to have a project which is delivered wholly and exclusively within their administrations.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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: violence against women and girls, young women’s mental health, 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 30th June 2022
  • 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

Assessment Criteria

All applications, regardless of the category applied for, will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Need: Applications must provide evidence of a clear need for the project activities, and demonstration of how the specific project activities are a suitable mechanism for overcoming the issues identified;
  • Ability to Deliver: Applications must demonstrate the organisation’s capability and capacity to deliver the project, including through evidence of sufficient specialist expertise as well as through outlining a clear project plan. Successful shortlisted organisations will be asked to demonstrate how they will (and how they will support their onward grantees to) take into account, where relevant, the commercial principles outlined in Managing Public Money, including fairness, integrity, honesty, impartiality and objectivity and how procurement of any commercial services, as far as possible and proportionate to outcomes, will follow the principles of public procurement regulations.
  • Evaluation: Applications must provide plans for robust evaluation of the project, including the level and number of outputs and outcomes to be measured;
  • Partnership: We are particularly interested in proposals that involve partnership working. Please note: where applications are made by a consortia evidence of partnership arrangements must be provided.


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