Commissioner Helen Connolly has chosen this year’s National Menstrual Hygiene Day to announce the recipients of her 2022 Period Poverty Community Grants program. She is also calling for artists to design a Menstrual Mural to complement the grants program and help normalise menstruation and periods, particularly amongst children and young people. 

Period Poverty Grants are being made available to community organisations from Whyalla to Woodville and Marree to Millswood. Children and young people who menstruate, as well as those who don’t, will benefit from better education around periods and menstruation. Sports clubs, arts organisations, community groups and local councils across South Australia will use the grant funds to raise awareness of period poverty and provide better access to period products, toilets, and disposal units in community spaces. Many of the grants will also be used to run high quality information and education programs aimed at reducing stigma and taboo associated with periods and menstruation.

Menstrual Mural – Call for EOIs from Artists
Artists are invited to create a public artwork that will raise awareness of menstruation and help to normalise periods. The design should seek to destigmatise periods and menstruation in a way that will appeal to children and young people. Funding of up to $8,000 (inclusive of GST) is available for the design and installation of the mural/decals, including the cost of materials.  

Read the full media release here
See full details of the Menstrual Mural EOI including downloadable EOI Application Form here