Women's Fund for Scotland

Community organisations and charities in Scotland are now able to apply for cash from the UK government’s £12 million Tampon Tax Fund.

The Women’s Fund for Scotland (WFS) is administering a £600,000 grant, as announced in George Osborne’s recent budget, aimed at those looking to empower women and girls.

The Tampon Tax is made up of government income from the 5% VAT charged on women’s sanitary products. It was introduced after women’s groups campaigned for the abolition of VAT on sanitary products on the basis that they are an essential not a luxury item.

Groups should be working to help women and girls build skills and confidence, improve their health and wellbeing, be helping them to build social networks or move on from violence.