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Tampon Tax Fund opens for new bids

Minister for Civil Society visits a domestic violence organisation which has already benefitted from the Fund

Rob Wilson visits Standing Together Against Domestic Violence

Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, visited a domestic violence organisation in Hammersmith today to mark the opening of the 2017 / 18 round of the Tampon Tax Fund.

‘Standing Together Against Domestic Violence’ is just one of the many organisations to benefit from the Tampon Tax Fund; having been awarded £311k in the last year. The money is being used to fund three aspects of the charity’s work, from embedding practice related to domestic abuse with mental health trusts and acute trusts in West London, to improving national work in acute trusts by the forming a national health alliance of best practice.

Rob Wilson said:

It’s great news that the Tampon Fax Fund is continuing for another year. I would like to encourage organisations who work to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls, including those who have been affected by violence, to come forward and submit bids.

We want this fund to support our vision of a society that works for everyone, working through the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector to tackle the particular issues faced by women and girls.

As well as charities like Standing Together Against Domestic Violence, DCMS is welcoming proposals from organisations that work to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls more generally.

For a copy of the Tampon Tax Fund criteria and guidance, and application form, please email:

Applications are now open and will close on Friday 27th January 2017.


Published 1 December 2016