£1 million to tackle period poverty in communities and schools across Wales

£1 million from the Welsh Government will be used to help with period poverty in communities and schools across Wales.

The Welsh Government announced the funding today to ensure that all girls and young women have access to good sanitary facilities when they need them.

It says local authorities will receive £440,000 over the next two years to tackle period poverty in their communities where levels of deprivation are highest and £700,000 of capital funding to improve facilities and equipment in schools.

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Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams AM said: "The physical, emotional and mental health of our pupils is paramount. This funding will help ensure that these facilities in our schools meet the needs of young women and girls.

"We want all our young people to reach their full potential both inside and outside the classroom and this funding will help to ensure they feel properly supported."