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New round of period poverty funding available in Swansea

FUNDING that last year supported 34 charities and organisations working to combat period poverty in Swansea is available again.

It enabled them to make free period products available to women, girls, and people who menstruate, prioritising those from low-income households making them accessible in the most practical and dignified way possible.

These included foodbanks and community organisations as well as libraries and leisure centres.

More than 85% of the funding was used to purchase eco-friendly products which are plastic free and/or reusable.

Thanks to Welsh Government funding the support is available again and organisations can start applying from June 26.

Cabinet Member for Well-Being, Alyson Pugh, said: “Yet again we are extremely grateful to our colleagues in Welsh Government for their funding for a scheme that is supporting so many people in Swansea.

“I would urge charitable or voluntary organisations and groups who work in this field to apply for this funding as there is no doubt that with the cost of living crisis, the number of women and girls needing this support will only increase.

“This year there is a focus on making period products available to under-served communities, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, Gypsies, Roma and Travellers, asylum seekers and refugees, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ communities.

“There are some incredible organisations working with women and girls in Swansea and the council will continue to support them in any way we can.”

To apply visit: https://www.swansea.gov.uk/perioddignitygrant

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The closing date for applications is Monday July 24.

To secure an application form or discuss an application contact [email protected]