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The following examples of past and current grants are illustrative and not comprehensive.


PREVENTION AND RELIEF OF HUMAN SUFFERING

Against Malaria Foundation (£50k pa)

Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (£50k pa) & Development Media International (£50k) for prevention of worm infestation in Madagascar

Sightsavers International (£100k pa) for prevention and treatment of blindness internationally

Research into treatments for blindness caused by Age-Related Macular Degeneration (£50k pa)

DfND – Drugs for Neglected Diseases (£10k pa) for developing treatments for diseases borne by parasitic worms

Médecins Sans Frontières (£100k pa)


ART

Royal British Society of Sculptors (£42k pa) to fund two three-month residencies in Pietrasanta, Italy

Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool for exhibitions by emerging NW artists (£10k pa)


CAUSES LOCAL TO BLACKBURN, LANCASHIRE

Support for establishing Blackburn Youth Zone (£25k pa)

Age Concern Blackburn with Darwen (£10k)

Support for THOMAS, a recovery programme for drug and alcohol addiction (£10k pa)

Tallships Youth Trust (sponsoring participants from Blackburn) £900.




 
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