The primary purpose of the Fund is to provide grants for clothing and footwear to children in Edinburgh deemed to be in need of assistance.
Other support for children and, exceptionally, adults may be offered from time to time if so decided by the Trustees.
There are currently vacancies for Trustees and the Fund is seeking to recruit individuals with a background in or experience of working with families in deprived circumstances. The role is voluntary and unpaid.
The role of the Trustees is to ensure the effective operation of the organisation. This includes oversight of the investment of the funds (which are managed by an independent investment manager) and oversight of the grant making (which is administered on behalf of EPFC by Edinburgh and Lothian Trust Fund). The Board of Trustees generally meet twice a year.
The Edinburgh Police Fund for Children was originally formed in 1892 by the then Lord Provost and Chief Constable of the City of Edinburgh. It became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) (registered charity number SC011164) in 2016. The Lord Provost of Edinburgh is the Honorary President and the Police Scotland Area Commander is the Honorary Secretary. A City of Edinburgh Councillor is the Honorary Treasurer. Other Trustees are appointed to be representative of the citizens of Edinburgh. and to help oversee the administration of the fund.
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