Tampon tax funds to help women's group in Portsmouth

MORE than £93,000 has been made available to women's groups in Portsmouth '“ thanks to the VAT on tampons and women's sanitary products.

Friday, 5th October 2018, 7:26 pm
Updated Saturday, 6th October 2018, 6:30 am
Women's groups across the Portsmouth area can apply for the funding. Picture Shaun Roster

Women's groups can apply for grants of £5,000 to £10,000 from the Hampshire and Isle of White Community Foundation, with the grant money provided by the government's Tampon Tax Fund.

Tracey Crouch, minister for sport and civil society, said: '˜The money generated from sanitary products is being invested in good causes that tackle serious issues that women of all ages face.

'˜It will be used to support vulnerable women and girls and help build a Britain fit for the future.'

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Funding is available for groups that aim to support marginalised women '˜overcome barriers that prevent them from fulfilling their potential.' National groups supported by the fund include Rape Crisis England & Wales and the '˜Let's Talk. Period.' Project, which addresses period poverty.

Groups until Monday, October 19 to apply. For details, see hiwcf.com/funds/tampon-tax-community/