Social enterprise Think2Speak has received £10,000 from the Tampon Tax Community Fund and Lincolnshire Community Foundation to support the creation of resources to aid often difficult conversations around periods.
Lizzie Jordan, Founder of Think2Speak, said: “Talking about periods can present a challenge for young people, and with some children starting their periods as early as age 8, access to information and support can make a huge difference. We look forward to using this money to create and distribute resources that can have a big impact on people’s lives.”
The funding of which Think2Speak has benefited is being used to make grants available to groups operating in Greater Lincolnshire that benefit women and girls on the key themes of health, wellbeing, building confidence and increasing social/economic activity. The aim is to support women who are most marginalised to overcome barriers that prevent them from fulfilling their potential.
Sue Fortune, Joint CEO with the Lincolnshire Community Foundation, says: “It is vital that women and girls are supported on issues that really affect them. Raising awareness and signposting to support about the menstrual cycle will doubtless play an important part in breaking down barriers and encouraging them to talk about this issue, dispelling any misconceptions or myths they may have had about periods. We wish Think2Speak every success.”