Here we have the finest pocket sized luxury hand crafted from real pearls #TamponTax pic.twitter.com/w041SjzNqm— (T)HOT CHOCOLATE (@petitpadthai) October 28, 2015Match fundingThe Office for Civil Society expects that the successful applicant will:be able to offer a level of match funding which must already be in placebe able to deliver the funding programme and commit the full amount by the end of the financial yearensure that their due diligence, anti-fraud, data protection and financial and performance monitoring processes reflect best practice.be able to demonstrate that it “relevant networks in place” to run a UK-wide programmeThe Office for Civil Society has offered a very short timescale in which to submit proposals, announcing the tender for proposals on 20 October with a deadline of midnight on 28 October 2016.Application forms can be requested from [email protected] successful applicant will be announced in the Autumn Statement next month. 71 total views, 1 views today Howard Lake | 26 October 2016 | News Tagged with: Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 The government’s Office for Civil Society is inviting applications from experienced grantmaking organisations to distribute £3m of the Tampon Tax Fund to charities that work with disadvantaged women and girls.The Tampon Tax Fund is a £15 million fund for women’s charities, equivalent to the amount that HMRC estimate is raised from VAT on the sale of sanitary products. It was announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Autumn Statement 2015 in response to criticism that sanitary products and maternity pads are classed and taxed as a “luxury” item, attracting the lower 5% VAT.Because the government couldn’t reclassify tampons as zero-rated it created the ‘Tampon Tax Fund’ to create a charitable fund of equivalent value.Thought I’d treat myself to this little luxury item today. Early Christmas present to myself #tampontax pic.twitter.com/hOTdCyW58H— Daisy Jones (@daisythejones) October 27, 2015 Advertisement Grantmaker sought to distribute £3m of Tampon Tax Fund 72 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
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