In 1964, the Will of William E. Lancaster created a trust known as the William E. Lancaster Trust. In brief language, the Will gives the Selectmen discretion in the use of his gift as follows: "to be used by the Selectmen of the Town of Salem in any way they see fitting and proper to make Salem a better place to live in." The Board of Selectmen will be accepting requests for Lancaster Funds from June 4, 2020 to July 6, 2020. The full public notice may be viewed here. Please be sure to review the Lancaster Fund submission guidelines for more information.