About the project
Let’s talk. Period was funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). It incorporated:
- A pilot of the P-Card, a new model of delivering period products and education in schools.
- Research on periods and young people to create four learning briefings, to support young people and professionals seeking to tackle period poverty.
- Providing small grants to grassroots organisations to deliver solutions in their local communities.
- Bringing together the network of organisations and professionals who are seeking solutions to period poverty.
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Research and learnings
Through the Let’s talk. Period project we were able to delve further into young people’s direct experiences of period education and uncover best practice by examining a range of projects designed to tackle the toxic trio.
Examining young people’s experiences of menstruation, including menstruation education.
Best practice and innovations in period poverty and menstruation education initiatives.
Insights from the experts who work with underrepresented groups and advocate for inclusive menstruation equity.
Best practice in demonstrating effectiveness and impact of period poverty initiatives.
The Period Poverty Grant Scheme
Let’s talk. Period funded nine organisations to deliver local solutions to period poverty in their communities. The organisations funded include:
- IRISE International
- Project Give, Wolverhampton
- Real Period Project – Bristol
- Knowsley Youth Mutual
- Newcastle East Mixed Academy Trust
- Young Women’s Film Academy
- Zinthiya Ganeshpanchan Trust
- Women’s Environmental Network
- Freedom4Girls, Leeds