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.
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.’
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/