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 excellence in the arts by the young and to provide rural experiences for those deprived of the opportunity.
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.
This website will be an ongoing process which we hope will lead to more opportunities to work on ever more interesting North East projects in the coming years. We hope that we are fulfilling Gillian’s vision, but it is hard work.
She has entrusted a lot of responsibility to us, and challenged us to use our imaginations when deciding on how to spend the charity’s funds. We have been involved in some fantastic ventures over the years, and hopefully there are many more to come in the near future.
We hope you enjoy this website, and look forward to more challenging Trustee meetings in the coming years. We hope that we are fulfilling Gillian’s vision. She has challenged us to use our imaginations.