There is a prescribed process in the Constitution of the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund in relation to the formal announcement of appeals.
The objects of the fund are:
- to provide a permanent fund for the alleviation and relief of distress, suffering, hardship and misfortune to individuals brought about by any disaster or emergency of a general application which has been declared as such by the Western Australian government through the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia (FESA);
- to provide relief and aid as determined by the Board of the Fund from time to time to individuals undergoing such distress, suffering, hardship or misfortune brought about by any event mentioned above;
- to provide assistance to individuals for the alleviation and relief of distress, suffering, hardship or misfortune following a minor localised disaster.