Grant launched for Swansea groups tackling menstrual poverty – Swansea Bay News

The funding that enabled charities and organizations tackling period poverty to support nearly 6,000 women and girls in Swansea last year is once again available.

In 2021/22 Swansea Council awarded over £32,000 to 27 groups in the city.

These included food banks, Swansea YMCA, Swansea Women’s Aid, The African Community Centre, STOPP (Swansea Take Menstrual Poverty Into Account), The Environment Centre, NAS Autistic Society, Sunflower Lounge, GROW Cymru, Swansea Youth Service and the Swansea Council Libraries.

Over 75% of the funding was used to purchase eco-friendly, plastic-free and/or reusable products.

Thanks to funding from the Welsh Government, support is once again available and organizations can now apply.

Swansea Council for Welfare Cabinet Member Alyson Pugh said: “Once again, we are extremely grateful to our colleagues in the Welsh Government for their funding of a program which supports so many people in Swansea.

“I urge charities and voluntary organizations and groups working in this area to apply for this funding as there is no doubt that with the cost of living crisis the number of women and girls in need of this support will only increase. will only increase.

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

To apply visit: swansea.gov.uk/perioddignitygrant

The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, September 12.

For an application form or to discuss an application, contact TacklingPoverty@swansea.gov.uk

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