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City of Edinburgh Council (Leith Links and Surplus Fire Fund) Act 2014

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2Purposes for which the Surplus Fire Fund may be applied

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(1)The trustees of the Surplus Fire Fund may apply the Surplus Fire Fund only for the purposes set out in subsection (2), and in accordance with the condition set out in subsection (3).

(2)The purposes referred to in subsection (1) are––

(a)the relief of any persons suffering injury, or of the dependants of persons who have lost their lives or have suffered injury, in or in connection with fires within the City of Edinburgh local government area;

(b)making awards or grants to compensate for damage, other than structural damage, to domestic premises and household contents caused by fire within the City of Edinburgh local government area;

(c)making awards or grants to natural persons who have rendered meritorious services in connection with fires within the City of Edinburgh local government area; and

(d)making awards or grants to fund the purchase of equipment for use in hospital burns units that the trustees believe will provide care to patients a reasonable proportion of whom reside within the City of Edinburgh local government area.

(3)The condition referred to in subsection (1) is that awards, grants, payments and other benefits made or conferred in respect of the purposes in subsections (2)(a) and (b) may only be made to, or conferred upon, natural persons who reside within the City of Edinburgh local government area.

(4)Any provision of any other enactment, or of any trust deed, that provides for the Surplus Fire Fund to be applied for any specified purpose is of no effect.

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