Supporting Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.


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

This funding round is inviting charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations from across the United Kingdom to bid for project activities which focus on one of two categories:

  • Ending Violence Against Women and Girls;
  • General Programme (for which they have identified a number of sub-themes. See full guidance notes for details).

Grants may be for 12 to 18 month projects and all project activities must be concluded and funds must be spent by 31st March 2023.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland UK

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Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

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Who can apply

This fund is open to individual, and consortias of, charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations from across the United Kingdom.


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When to apply

The deadline for applications is midnight on 4 July 2021

Next deadline: 4th Jul 2021

How to apply

Application form and guidance on the funder website.

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Activites funded: Advice & information Befriending & mentoring Citizenship & community involvement Education & training Financial advice & support General charitable activities Health care & wellbeing Health education & promotion Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities

Beneficiaries funded: People affected by drugs and alcohol Black & Ethnic Minorities Carers Economically/socially disadvantaged LGBTQI people People in poverty Mental health conditions Offenders & ex-offenders Older people Disabilities Learning disabilities Physical disabilities Sensory impairments Women & girls Young people

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