Margaret Williamson Memorial

Aim: Community Trust Fund in memory of Margaret 

**Applications now closed for 2022**

This year the fund will support around £4700 worth of projects and applications need to be submitted by 28th March.


The fund keeps alive the memory of Margaret Williamson, Congleton’s “First Lady”, who died in 2015. Margaret was a driving force and inspiration to improve Congleton and the aim of the Fund is to keep that spirit going.

The Fund will support ideas and projects which improve the cultural environment in
Congleton and District. These were things which Margaret was passionate about.
The Fund will give priority to ideas and projects based in Congleton and District 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 and District


Community Trust Fund. Currently, the fund stands at £72,100. A grants panel has been set up, first grants to be awarded spring 2017.

Meeting Autumn 2017 re the first stream of funding awards, 11 applications received.  £6950 paid put to 10 successful applicants.

The second round of funding/application announced. £5K  awarded Dec 2018 to 8 groups.

Book now on sale from The Tourist Information Centre, The Chronicle Office and The Old Saw Mill.

The third round of funding Summer 2020, 7 groups awarded £2450, 5 groups on promissory notes for 2021.