URPotential are thrilled to announce that they have attracted a 1year investment from the Community Foundation for Lancashire through their Tampon Tax Community Fund.

The tampon Tax Community fund aims to Build Skills and Confidence, Improve Health and Well-being and Build Social Networks for women and girls.

The Girls Matter project is a 12month project that will focus on young women’s

Safety, building skills and confidence. It will be delivered to young women

13-25yrs around keeping themselves safe and well. The young women will

co-produce and co-design the project delivery to ensure it meets the current needs of young women. The young women will develop social action projects that will raise awareness of staying safe to the wider community in Blackpool.

We will work with specialists in self-defence, yoga and relaxation therapy. The activities will take place in the evening and at weekends across venues in Blackpool.

In an ever changing world it is vital that young women can protect themselves and stay safe be that physically or online.

 “ URPotential are delighted to have been awarded this prestigious funding to support young women in Blackpool. Personal safety has become an issue of importance for everyone, but especially for young women. This project will offer safe keeping strategies and tips on how to stay safe combined with practical self-defence strategies and confidence building” said Linda Markey Director of URPotential.

For further information, please contact URPotential office on 01253 344398.

Notes to editors re Community Foundation

  1. Since 2007, we have distributed in excess of £13 million to charities and community groups in Merseyside. Our knowledge of the sector allows us to find and reach charities in our community, including lesser-known charities operating at a grassroots level, ensuring charitable awards create lasting change.
  2. We work as part of a national network of 46 UK Community Foundations that undertake a strategic and robust grant making service, which contributes to achieving maximum impact in local communities.
  3. Community Foundations are independent charities that make grants to support grassroots groups. They work with local businesses, funders and government to create tailored programmes of grant-making that respond to the needs and assets of communities.
  4. The Tampon Tax Community Fund is money generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. UK Community Foundations was asked by government to distribute the largest share of the funding raised through this levy to small, local projects.