Edinburgh and Lothian Trust Fund is a grant making trust whose core aim is the relief of poverty. We provide small grants to individuals in need and grants to small local charities throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians. We also provide larger grants to individuals through the Edinburgh Fire Fund. The Trustees meet four times a year to approve grant applications and to discuss and decide on policy and governance issues and provide oversight of the management of the investment portfolio.
The Trust has an investment portfolio of £7m which is managed on its behalf by Investment Managers. Income of around £160k annually is used to fund grant giving and meet overhead expenses.