Application criteria for next round of the Tampon Tax Fund announced

Date published: 05/01/2018

The Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport (DDCMS) hasannounced the application criteria for the next round of the Tampon Tax Fund.

More information can be seen at and /

Please can you note carefully the eligibility requirements listed on the page and the guidance has changed since last year’s round so please read the updated guidance carefully before applying.


  • 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 collective annual income;
  • Applications should focus on 1 of 3 categories: violence against women and girls, mental health and wellbeing, 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 2020;
  • Where applicable, bids must include details of arrangements for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults as part of their planned activities.


Application details:

  • The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 28 January 2018;
  • Applicants should answer all questions on the application form;
  • Applications received before the closing date will be assessed after the closing date;
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be assessed;
  • Available information and guidance relating to this round of funding is contained in the documents above;
  • We are not able to respond to requests for support in completing this application as this is a competitive process.

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