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Northern Stars – Young Filmmakers' Academy

Northern Stars is highly successful and established programme for young people that has flourished thanks to...

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 20th October 2017

The deadline for the next round of applications is:
Friday 6th October 2017

Visual Arts in Rural Communities at Highgreen

VARC funds and manages an on-going programme of twelve-month residencies for visual artists and projects with special schools.