Women and girls projects in Northern Ireland receive £131,600  funding boost from the Tampon Tax

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Women and girls projects in Northern Ireland receive £131,600  funding boost from the Tampon Tax

16 Jan 2020

Grassroots groups working across Northern Ireland from Limavady to Banbridge have been awarded much-needed grants worth £131,600.00 to help support local women and girls facing a range of challenges.

15 projects have received grants between £5,000 – £10,000. This is the second time the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland has awarded groups money from the Tampon Tax Community Fund supporting women and girls experiencing issues such as period poverty, domestic and sexual abuse and mental health.


Orla Black, Grants Director said “This funding supports groups on the ground that are making a huge difference to the lives of women and girls. We know there is huge demand out there for these services and we are proud to help small organisations working in our community to access vital public funding, which otherwise they may miss out on.”

The projects funded through the Community Foundation are as follows…..

  • Foyle Women’s Aid towards an Employability Hub providing skills and training to support those back into employment.
  • Monkstown Amateur Boxing Club are delivering a personal development and wellbeing programme to a group of young women. 
  • The Bytes Project are delivering two Girl Code Clubs in Ballymoney and Coleraine areas teaching new skills and confidence building through technology.
  • Vineyard Compassion are piloting a new project – Rewrite Your Story (RYS) teaching women CV writing and interview skills increasing their employability. 
  • Fertility Network UK are working to provide a series of wellbeing interventions to women dealing with the challenges of infertility.
  • Sole Purpose are using the funding towards the delivery of the “Every Move You Make” project in 20 schools and youth centers sharing the message what a healthy relationship should be like. 
  • Home-Start Banbridge are able to extend their services providing more Home Visiting and Family Group Support for Mothers.
  • THE WOMENS TEC (Training, Enterprise and Children Centre) #notjustforboys programme introduces girls and women to male dominated career opportunities. 
  • Lenadoon Women’s Group to provide a health and wellbeing programme and an educational qualification in bookkeeping to a group of 15 women.
  • Limavady Volunteer Centre to deliver a series of 3 x 12 week personal development programmes for women.  
  • Community Sports Network (CSN) to deliver a sports and wellbeing programme for up to 15 young women from across Belfast.
  • Youth Action NI towards a skills programme for 15 young women preparing them for employment .
  • Mayfield Village Community Association co-design and deliver a youth female empowerment programme.
  • Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership towards the Minding Mum Programme providing support for mums to be and mums. 
  • Voices Women’s Group towards an eight week programme, Healthier for Longer focusing on mental and emotional wellbeing.  


View all available grants here.  



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