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Proud Trust: Finance

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 64176, tabled on 24 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if steps he has taken to ensure that funding allocated to the Proud Trust in relation to the tampon tax scheme has been spent in compliance with that scheme.

Answered on

30 June 2020

The Proud Trust received funding through the 2017/18 round of the Tampon Tax Fund. DCMS has grant agreements with all successful Tampon Tax Fund applicants which require organisations to deliver the projects in compliance with the aim of the Fund which is to support disadvantaged women and girls. DCMS maintain close relationships with their grant recipients, including regular scrutiny of their progress against grant agreements. The Proud Trust is required to report on the activities, outcomes and finances of the project funded through the Tampon Tax Fund as part of their grant agreement.