Our friends at Solace Women’s Aid have been funded by the Tampon Tax to establish a national response to support women’s centres, women’s groups and networks to help them, and the women they support, to emerge stronger from the damage that the Covid-19 pandemic is having on women’s lives.
The project, known as the Labyrinth Project, is a multi-faceted national network of women’s organisations in Scotland, Northern Ireland and England joining together to create the synergy to strengthen women’s centres and groups with grant funding to help them survive and grow; and the creation of a National Centre of Excellence to help sustain the work of the sector into the future.
Fiona Dwyer, Solace CEO, says:
“This important fund will help us to create lasting change to the lives of the most marginalised women across three nations and the women’s groups/organisations that support them.”
“Only the Tampon Tax fund could meet the scale of our ambitions and we thank the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport for their insight and confidence in enabling Solace and our incredible partners to create lasting change to the lives of over 20,000 women across three nations”
“The Labyrinth Project is designed to help women to get to an empowered position in their lives ; underpinned by the development of a national Centre of Excellence, providing a sustainable online space to support women’s centres and women’s organisations into the future”
Here at Hopscotch, we will announce further details on our role on the project in the coming weeks and months.