£54,000 Available to help Women in Tamworth & Staffordshire

October 5, 2018

UP to £54,000 is now available to help groups and programmes that benefit women and girls in Tamworth and across Staffordshire. The money is from the proceeds of the ‘Tampon Tax’ – the funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products.

Women’s groups are invited to apply to the Community Foundation For Staffordshire before the closing date of 5th November 2018. The money will be invested in a wide variety of projects that make a tangible and long-term difference to health, well-being, confidence and social/economic activity, as well as addressing equality gaps.

Leanne Macpherson, Grants Officer at the Community Foundation for Staffordshire who are managing this Government scheme across the county said: “The Tampon Tax Community Fund aims to support women to overcome barriers that prevent them from fulfilling their potential.

This programme aims to fund small-scale interventions, which will make a considerable difference to the lives and happiness of women and girls, by raising their aspirations and combating the influences that affect their confidence.”

We want to hear from schemes that can help build skills and confidence, for example, giving women the ability to apply for new jobs and/or return to the workplace. The scheme will fund items such as volunteer expenses, activity costs and project staff costs to deliver specific projects that will make a difference”

Applications are now open and will close on 5th November 2018. Individuals and groups are encouraged to call on 01785 339540 or email office@staffsfoundation.org.uk.” For more information on the scheme visit www.staffsfoundation.org.uk

Pictured - Female Trustees and Staff at the Community Foundation highlighting the funds available to help women groups . From L-R Rear - Helen Dart, Sally Grieves, L-R Front – Leanne Macpherson, Charlotte Almond, Adele Cope
Female Trustees and Staff at the Community Foundation highlighting the funds available to help women groups . From L-R Rear - Helen Dart, Sally Grieves, L-R Front – Leanne Macpherson, Charlotte Almond, Adele Cope