Smart Works Newcastle are awarded a grant from the Tampon Tax Community Fund.

Fantastic News! We have been awarded a grant of £9,768 from the Tampon Tax Community Fund, which is run by the County Durham Community Fund.

The funding is vital to enable us to help women in rural areas to access employment support. We’re delighted to have the backing of such a fantastic organisation and can’t thank them enough for helping us with our project.




The Government’s Tampon Tax Fund allocates funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. UKCF applied to DCMS for a large grant to set up the Tampon Tax Community Fund, working with its network of Community Foundations to support projects and services run by local groups specifically benefitting women and girls. To date, a total of £6.9 million has been awarded.