Minister for Civil Society visits Tampon Tax funded project with Quartet Community Foundation

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Baroness Barran, Penny McKissock and Sue Turner at Southside Family Project

Baroness Diana Barran, recently appointed Minister for Civil Society, last week visited The Southside Family Project in Bath with Sue Turner and Claire Wynne Hughes from Quartet Community Foundation to hear about the difference their Tampon Tax Community Funding has made.

The good news is that Baroness Barran, who also inherits the briefs for loneliness and youth, is steeped in the sector, having founded and led domestic abuse charity SafeLives and been a trustee of Comic Relief.

Baroness Barran knows Southside Family Project well as she lives locally and has helped with advice and support as the charity had grown over the past twenty years.

The visit was gave the Baroness the opportunity to meet some of the Family Champions and learn more about the project funded through the Tampon Tax Community Fund, through Quartet Community Foundation.

The Family Champions have all been supported by Southside and are experts in their own right: from their lived experience, they know what has worked to support them and what needs to improve.

About the Tampon Tax Community Fund

The Tampon Tax Fund allocates funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls.

Quartet Community Foundation will be awarding grants up to £10,000 to charities and community groups delivering projects that support women and girls to build skills and confidence, improve their health and wellbeing, and build social networks.The Tampon Tax Community Fund is open until 11 October 2019.