Local groups and organisations have until the 20th March to submit a grant application for the third round of funding from the Margaret Williamson’s Fund. The fund was set up in memory of Margaret to support environmental, educational and cultural projects in Congleton.
Margaret helped establish the Congleton Partnership and was a driving force and inspiration behind improving the culture and environment of Congleton. The Margaret Williamson fund was established to support suitable projects and to keep that spirit alive. Grants are made available from the funds generated by the capital in the fund. This year the fund will support around £3,700 worth of projects and applications need to be submitted by the 20th March.
The Trustees of the Fund are looking to give grants to projects which meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Provide opportunities for people to take part in musical, theatrical, literary, performing art, dance, or other artistic activities.
- Provide opportunities for education and awareness of the natural environment, especially amongst young people.
- Conserve or improve the natural environment for the benefit of the people in Congleton & District.
Please note: Projects and beneficiaries must fall within Congleton and District defined as CW12 post code or 01260 STD Code.
If you have a project or an idea that fulfils the criteria and needs some financial help to make a difference to Congleton, then please complete the application form by the 20th March.
Paper copies can also be picked up from the Visitor Information Centre in the Town Hall.
There is still an opportunity for companies, organisations and individuals to donate funds into the Margaret Williamson Trust this can be done via the Partnership, contact Mike Smith on 01260 270350 ext 7 or email Mike.Smith@congleton-tc.gov.uk. The capital donated to the fund will sit in a ring-fenced endowment fund within Cheshire Community Foundation, with the income generated used to fund projects.
The trustees will consider the applications at the end of March and funds will be released early in April 2020.