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Sanitary Protection: VAT

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 64175, tabled on 24 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the organisations and projects that have benefited from grants from the Tampon Tax Fund in the 12 months; and what steps he has taken to ensure that those grants have been used to support women's causes.

Answered on

30 June 2020

Details of successful applicants to the Tampon Tax Fund since the 2017/18 round of funding are publicly available on The government grants register also provides information regarding grant awards made by government departments.

The Tampon Tax Fund provides funding to organisations and projects that support disadvantaged women and girls. Applications to the Tampon Tax Fund must detail how a project will do this. DCMS has grant agreements with all successful applicants which require the project to deliver in line with this commitment, including when delivering any onward grant funding. DCMS maintain close relationships with their grant recipients, including regular assessment of their progress against grant agreements.