Kent Community Foundation is delighted to be working in partnership with UK Community Foundations to deliver the Tampon Tax Community Fund in Kent and Medway.

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 wellbeing, 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 to 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 2018.

The sort of project we want to support though this fund might be a young women’s project, which encourages young women to make the transition back into education, employment or training. Empowering vulnerable women between the ages of 12 and 21 experiencing various difficulties including; low confidence, mental health issues, homelessness and teenage pregnancy.

Natalie Smith, Director of Grants and Impact at KCF said, “We already support many voluntary organisations already doing great work with women and girls in Kent and Medway. We hope this fund will stimulate some high-quality application and will ultimately have a hugely positive impact on the lives of vulnerable women and girls in our community.”

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

MASSIVE 'thank you ' to everyone at Kent Community Foundation. Your funding support is HUGELY appreciated and has enabled us to get into the heart of local communities with REAL, affordable, healthy and tasty food that does so much more than feed people.

Community chef Mike Spackman, Sheppey Matters

KCF's enthusiasm for what we are doing and hoping to do, coupled with helpful advice, gave us the confidence to take this daunting step which has paid off.

Liz Turner, Octopus Foundation

It's great having a foundation that empowers organisations and charities in our community to make real positive differences and changes!

Tom, MMK Mind
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