In 2024, South Australia’s Commissioner for Children and Young People, Helen Connolly, invites community groups, arts organisations, sporting clubs and local government to apply for period justice grants of up to $5,000 to undertake activities and projects to promote awareness and reduce the stigma associated with periods and menstruation.
Since publishing her report, Menstruation Matters (2021), the Commissioner has been working collaboratively with government, business and community groups to:
- raise awareness of period poverty in communities
- provide greater access to free period products
- provide easier access to toilets and disposal units in community spaces
- promote high quality information and education
- reduce the stigma of menstruation.
To progress this work, the Commissioner has been supporting efforts to further the interests of young people who menstruate through this grant program. You can find stories about past grant recipients on the Period Justice website here.
The Commissioner’s 2024 Period Justice Grants Program is open to community arts organisations, sporting clubs, local government and not-for-profit entities which are based in South Australia that:
- have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
- are registered for the purposes of GST
- are an arts organisation, sporting club, not-for-profit group or organisation, or local government entity with appropriate legal structure.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications can be made from Thursday 1 February through to Friday 29 March 2024.
If you have any questions about the 2024 Period Justice Grants Program including what projects would be suitable, please contact Emma Houghton at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Emma on 08 8226 3396.
You can learn more about period justice here.