Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

Comic Relief works with the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) through the Tampon Tax Fund to support women and girls across the UK. 

In 2016, £4 million worth of funding from the Tampon Tax Fund, with an additional £1 million from Comic Relief, enabled us to provide more funding towards protecting, inspiring and empowering women and girls who are most marginalised in society and whose access to opportunities are limited.

A year later, our partnership brought in Northern Ireland’s Department for Communities, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government, to invest in UK projects tackling violence against women and girls, particularly those who are more at risk due to multiple and complex needs.

In 2019, we entered into the next phase of the partnership to extend our violence against women and girls grant programme. A £1.3m grants programme will be launched in Autumn 2019 and provide onward grants to tackle violence against women and girls in the UK.

Our partnership with the DCMS has allowed Comic Relief to work with organisations delivering pioneering work in pursuit of gender justice - supporting women and girls to take control of their lives