Breaking Down Cultural Barriers

City of Sanctuary Southampton Group received £6,098 for a sewing club to enable women facing cultural barriers and social isolation to get together and learn new skills.

Many attendees were facing financial, educational and health disadvantages and the group created opportunities for friendship and shared expertise between local people and the women and girls seeking sanctuary.

"The Government’s Tampon Tax Community Fund has provided funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects, making a big difference to the lives of marginalised and disadvantaged women and girls."