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Tuesday, March 10, 1998 Published at 06:27 GMT


Diana fund - how the money will be spent
image: [ Local landmine groups will get money to help rehabilitate victims ]
Local landmine groups will get money to help rehabilitate victims

The eight causes which will each receive £1m from the first grants announced by The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund span a wide range of the causes she championed.

Centrepoint, the homeless charity, will use the money to buy and renovate a bigger building to upgrade its activities in London's West End.

The organisation, which works in a cause that Diana was eager for her sons to see at first hand, will also set up a welfare fund to provide small grants to help youngsters into long-term housing.

The English National Ballet will set up a help programme for dancers to deal with problems ranging from injuries to nutrition. It will also offer subsidies to aspiring young dancers.

A three-year tour with three new full-length ballets will also be set up to bring ballet to the provinces.

[ image: The Leprosy Mission wants more sufferers to come forward for treatment]
The Leprosy Mission wants more sufferers to come forward for treatment
Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital in central London is to set up a service to ensure parents from ethnic minorities and deprived parts of the capital get access to the right services for their children.

New leprosy centre

The Leprosy Mission will set up a health education centre near the Indian capital, New Delhi.

The centre will be equipped with video, radio and printing facilities and will be used to launch a mass media campaign to battle the stigma of the disease.

The National Aids Trust will develop a project to encourage Britain's youth to become involved in fundraising for HIV and Aids education work, both in the UK and abroad.

The Royal Marsden NHS Trust, one of the country's leading cancer units, is to set up a pilot project from its central London base to improve cancer care in the community.

Landmines, perhaps the cause with which Diana was most closely identified immediately before her death, will be addressed by making grants to small local projects dedicated to rehabilitating landmine victims.

The Osteopathic Centre for Children will put its money towards a new treatment centre. Diana had been due to launch the charity's "Sweet Pea Appeal" to fund the new building last September.

Another 100 organisations, both at home and abroad, will share grants totalling £5m. These include arts, caring, health and sports causes.

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