Due to collaborative campaigning and our hard work on the ground, galvanizing the most incredible people to join us in our fight for menstrual equality, the government in England have followed in the Welsh and Scottish government’s footsteps and will provide, in early 2020, menstrual products in all schools and colleges across the country. As such, our projects have begun (Oct/Nov 2019) to close down to allow the scheme to work in the best possible way and we will be monitoring the scheme closely.
It has truly been an honour to work with the thousands of schools and students we have supported and we take a huge amount of inspiration from the relentless hard work and passion that teaching and non-teaching staff put into enriching young people’s lives. They are the heroes of our society.
We are still very much open for all of our many overseas projects and if you would like to know if we can support your educational setting, outside of England, Wales and Scotland, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org. If we do not have a project based where you then we would love to work with you to set up in the educational setting you are based in, perhaps run by the students. We have lots of resources which can be translated into a range of languages and together we can hep to open up conversations around periods and the issues we are working so hard to tackle.
If you are a member of staff working in a school or someone closely connected to a school, we would love to offer our free support. Please email: email@example.com and a member of The Red Box Project team will get back to you straight away.
We will connect you to our nearest coordinator who will happily prepare a fully stocked red box and deliver it at a time convenient to you.
With over 300 projects now running across the UK as well as several projects established overseas, we are confident that we will have a project close to your location. However, if we don’t we can work on recruiting a volunteer coordinator for that specific area.
Spring 2020 – Government Scheme to Provide Free Menstrual Products Will Take Effect
Following the most recent roundtable discussion, in which we were in attendance at the Department for Education, we wanted to update you all on the future of the Red Box Project – please see below for details.
The specifics of the Government’s scheme are still to be confirmed. We will be working really hard to secure a comprehensive, meaningful provision, that enables every child to access the period products they need, and the education that is their right.
We will keep you all posted. And in the meantime, thank you for your continuing support.