Young Pianist of the North

Each year the funding from the Trust enables YPN to bring to the region the world-class pedagogical expertise, offer an international platform to the local children and provide educational opportunities of the highest caliber to everyone in the local community.

Where it all began

The Gillian Dickinson Trust offers support to small charities in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and County Durham. Our aims are to promote creativity in young people and to help those who have a deprived life.

The Trustees are committed to achieving the goals, and to live up to, the aspirations left to us by Gillian. This website is therefore an opportunity to demonstrate the progress we have made and to invite eligible organisations to apply for funding support... read more

Notifications of approval of Grants

We will try to notify all applicants of the success or otherwise of their applications within three weeks of a trustees’ meeting. Please be patient with us if sometimes we not meet these timelines.

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Our next trustee meeting is:
Friday 27th February 2015

The deadline for the next round of applications is:
Friday 13th February 2015

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Young Pianist of the North

All future development of YPN will be built upon the firm base provided in its crucial early years by the Gillian Dickinson Trust...