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.
Gillian asked us to support charities in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and County Durham. She wanted our support to go to smaller charities rather than those with national status. Aside from promoting creativity she particularly wanted to help those who have a deprived life whether through disability, illness or circumstance.
The Trustees have decided that over the next five years their priority for making the grants will be as follows:
Making grants for capital or one-off revenue projects that promote excellence and which will be life changing for the recipient charity and/or its beneficiaries, primarily through the promotion of creativity, particularly in the young and disadvantaged.
Our next trustee meeting is: Friday 29 November. The deadline for the next round of applications is: