THE DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES MEMORIAL FUND WAS AN INDEPENDENT GRANTMAKING CHARITY SET UP IN SEPTEMBER 1997 IN THE IMMEDIATE AFTERMATH OF THE PRINCESS’ DEATH.
Over 15 years the Fund dedicated its work to securing sustainable improvements to the lives of disadvantaged people in the UK and around the world. As a spend-out foundation, the Fund made its last grants in September 2012 and closed its doors on 31 December 2012.£112Million>
DEDICATED TO HELP IMPROVE THE LIVES OF THE MOST DISADVANTAGED PEOPLE IN THE UK AND AROUND THE WORLD
FROM THE OUTSET THE FUND WAS DETERMINED TO REMAIN A RESOLUTE AND INFLUENTIAL SUPPORTER OF PEOPLE ON THE MARGINS OF SOCIETY AND OF THE CHARITIES THAT WORK ALONGSIDE THEM.
During its lifetime, the Fund frequently lent its name and profile to support calls for changes in public attitudes, legislation and policy that would improve the lives of disadvantaged people.727Grants>To 471 organisations across every country of the UK and every continent around the world
When the Fund was set up in 1997 as a grant-making charity, the aim was to create a lasting legacy to the Princess’ humanitarian work.
From when it made its first grants in 1998, the Fund sought to keep the rights of the world’s most disadvantaged at the heart of its work.Supported people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life limiting illnesses - the bereaved - young people in prison - children and young people in care - child soldiers...
The decision to spend out within five-to-nine years was announced in 2007 at the launch of the five-year Strategic Plan.
The Fund believed it would be most effective if its remaining capital was focused on a time-limited, targeted programme of work aimed at creating sustainable improvements to the lives of disadvantaged people.Refugees and young people seeking asylum - landmine survivors - young people with mental health issues - people with disabilities - people affected by conflict - young people with learning disabilities
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The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund was established within days of the tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales on 31 August 1997, in response to the public donations that poured in to Kensington Palace.
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Diana, Princess of Wales, the former Lady Diana Frances Spencer, was born on 1 July 1961, the daughter of the then Lord and Lady Althorp - now the late Lord Spencer and the late Honourable Mrs Shand Kydd.
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The Fund was committed to sharing the lessons that emerged from rigorous evaluation and research to help increase its impact, support evidence-based advocacy and lead to positive social change.
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