The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DDCMS) have announced that the application deadline for this round of funding has been extended by a week to Sunday 7th June, at our request.

After some very productive and positive discussions between WRC and the DDCMS, we are delighted to see this extension. Our request for the extension is off the back of many women's organisations not being aware of the change in criteria stating that the DDCMS 'particularly, but not exclusively, welcome applications from women's specialist charities and organisations whose projects include making onward grants to women's specialist charities.' We are thankful to the DDCMS for recognising the vital value that women's specialist charities have and the life-saving impact this specialism has.

As you will know, WRC has been actively campaigning since March 2019 about the distribution of the Tampon Tax fund, calling for specialist women's health and support charities to be the recipients of the funding. The Tampon Tax has often been awarded to larger, more generic charities.

Whilst we do not deny the value of the work that larger organisations do, this fund had initially been promised to women's health and support charities, who we know are best placed to meet the needs of women and their children. 

In light of this deadline extension, we urge our sector to reconsider applying to the Tampon Tax Fund 2020-21 if you haven't already.

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We also look forward to a continued and prosperous relationship with the DDCMS.

In solidarity,

WRC Team