Contributions to certain societies.
21.—(1) A public assistance authority may, with the consent of the Minister, pay such annual contribution as they shall, with the said consent, think proper to the funds of any society for the prevention of cruelty to children.
(2) Whenever a public assistance authority is satisfied that a society for relieving poor persons affords or proposes to afford relief to poor persons by providing food and lodging for such persons in premises under the control of such society in the functional area of such public assistance authority and that such society by so doing renders or will render useful aid in the administration of public assistance in such functional area, such public assistance authority may, with the consent of the Minister and subject to such limitations and conditions as he shall impose, give assistance to such society in any one or more of the following ways, that is to say:—
(a) by contributing to the expenses incurred by such society in affording relief to poor persons in the manner aforesaid, or
(b) by supplying to such society fuel, light, food, water, or other commodity for use by such society in so affording relief to poor persons, or
(c) by permitting the use by such society, for the purpose of so affording relief to poor persons, of premises in the occupation of such public assistance authority and, where requisite, executing alterations and repairs to and supplying furniture and fittings for such premises in order to make them suitable for use for such purpose, or
(d) by providing premises (with all requisite furniture and fittings) for use by such society for the purpose of so affording relief to poor persons.