Tampon tax funds to help women's group in Portsmouth
MORE than Â£93,000 has been made available to women's groups in Portsmouth '“Â thanks to the VAT on tampons and women's sanitary products.
Women's groups can apply for grants of Â£5,000 to Â£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 beÂ used to support vulnerable women and girls and help build a Britain fit for the future.'
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 19Â to apply. For details, seeÂ hiwcf.com/funds/tampon-tax-community/