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Foundation of Light

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

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 4 November 2022

The deadline for the next round of applications is:
Friday 21 October 2022

The Hexham Abbey Project 1

The Hexham Abbey Project

The Hexham Abbey Project will take advantage of a once in 500 years opportunity develop the Abbey’s former monastic buildings...