Hugh Cargill Trust Committee
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
- Elisabeth Elden, Co-Chair
- Robert Abraham, Co-Chair
- Lucy Rosborough
- Deena Whitfield
- Katharine Berger
The Hugh Cargill Trust was established over 200 years ago by Concordian Hugh Cargill. The trust’s purpose is to provide short-term, emergency assistance to residents of the Town in times of financial need. Consisting of 5 members appointed by the Select Board, this committee assists the Board by receiving and processing applications for financial aid from Concord residents with emergency financial needs. The source of such funds is income from the Hugh Cargill Trust and from various public and private donations.
For financial assistance, please call 978-318-3100; on hearing the recorded message, dial extension 2030. You will then hear another recording. In response, please leave a message containing your name, phone number, and the best time for a committee member to contact you.
You may also contact the Hugh Cargill Trust Committee by email at HCTC@concordma.gov. Please include in your email the best phone number at which you can be reached. Also let us know the best days and times to contact you. All applications and awards are kept confidential.
In addition to the Hugh Cargill Trust, the committee is also responsible for administering the following funds:
CMLP – Using funds donated by the Concord Municipal Light Plant, the committee assists Concordians who are struggling to pay their electric bills.
Tax Relief – Funds are available to help qualified Concord homeowners pay their property tax bills. To view the application and learn about the qualifications to receive this help, go to Tax Relief Application.
The Silent Fund – This fund was established in 1731 with a bequest by Concordian Peter Wright. It is currently supporting summer camperships for children and holiday gifts for deserving families with young children and also Town seniors.
Concord Cares – originally funded with grants from Concord’s churches and schools, this fund is used to help households who are having trouble paying for heating oil.
For help from Concord Cares, contact one of the following Town Services:
- Social Services Coordinator (978-318-3034)
- Council on Aging (978-318-3020)
- Veteran’s Services (978-318-3038)
- Concord Fire Department (978-318-3488)
- Concord Police Department (978-318-3400)