Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Free period products for sports clubs

Scottish Swimming has been awarded funding from sportscotland to give 27 clubs £100 each to provide free period products for members.

The £2700 grant is part of a £50,000 fund awarded to sportscotland by the Scottish Government. By supporting clubs to offer free period products to participants and visitors, the fund aims to support the Scottish Government’s aims to widen the availability of products beyond education and public sector settings.

The investment will allow people to have access to free period products when they are participating in sport, so people feel included and welcome to take part in club and community sport and no one has to miss out.

Jacqueline Lynn, head of school and community sport at sportscotland, said: "Sport has a positive impact on people and communities and sportscotland wants to ensure sport is accessible to all. These grants will help sports clubs across Scotland ensure all members feel included, comfortable and dignified when they take part.

“It is important we continue to celebrate female participation across our world-class sporting system and make sure everyone feels they belong and are welcome to participate.”

Sharon Macdonald, Director of Development at Scottish Swimming, said,

“Periods are part of everyday life for girls and women, and having your period should not prevent you from taking part in sport. This initiative is vitally important to ensuring more girls take part in swimming.  It will to help break the stigma around the subject and help tackle period poverty.”