The Heart of England Community Foundation is delighted to be working in partnership with UK Community Foundations to deliver the Tampon Tax Community Fund in the West Midlands.


We will be working with community groups and charities who deliver projects that support women and girls to build skills and confidence, improve their health and well-being, and build social networks.

A key focus will be funding preventative work to reduce the risk of crisis at different life stages. This may be by helping women and girls get into or back work, raising awareness about health issues, or by creating and developing peer networks.

We will be making grants of between £5,000 and £10,000. Applications to this fund open on Monday 17th September.

Examples of organisations previously supported in our region thanks to the Tampon Tax fund, previously the Women & Girls Fund, include The Baby Support Hub, Sandwell African Women’s Association and Doorway.

Tina Costello, Foundation CEO, said:

“We’re delighted to be distributing money from the Tampon Tax Fund again this year. It was great to be involved last year as we were able to award £145,000 to some brilliant projects that are really making a difference in our communities.”

The Tampon Tax Fund allocates funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls.

For more information on our available funds click here.