Requests for funding through the Becket Community Preservation Fund for this coming year are due by Feb. 28.

The fund may be used to support projects in three broad areas: open space/recreation; historic preservation; and affordable housing.

The funding priorities are decided by the town and project funding is voted on during Town Meeting after a public hearing is held in March to discuss the applications received.

For more information, who may apply and an application form, visit or pick up paper copies at Town Hall during office hours.

Potential applicants may also leaving a message at Town Hall, 413-623-8934, or via email at

Another useful resource is the Community Preservation Coalition website,