Caerphilly County Borough Council could be the first local authority in Wales to spend a Welsh Government feminine hygiene grant on environmentally friendly, sustainable and reusable sanitary products.
Young women across the borough have been benefiting from free sanitary products in school following a Welsh Government grant of £13,206.
Caerphilly County Borough Council was awarded the funds as part of the 2018-19 feminine hygiene revenue grant.
An update on the period dignity grant says the council’s cabinet member for education and achievement, Cllr Philippa Marsden, has committed to spend the 2019-20 grant on environmentally friendly, sustainable and reusable products – meaning the council would be the first local authority in Wales to do so.
The report says that all the grant money received in 2018-19 was spent on products.
Age appropriate sanitary products have been provided to all secondary, primary, junior and infant schools in Caerphilly.
Education outside of school provisions, youth centres, community centres and libraries were also provided with sanitary products suitable for women of all ages.
Boxes were distributed at the beginning of May 2019 during the headteachers’ forums.
In July 2018, the council changed the title of the working party, period poverty, to period dignity, to reduce the stigma of poverty.
The council will consider the report in the education for life scrutiny committee meeting on Tuesday, November 5.