Funding to the Tyne and Wear Anti Fascist Association

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Christopher Marshall

Dear Sunderland City Council,

Please provide me with records of all money which has been awarded or given in any form to the Tyne & Wear Anti Fascist Association (TWAFA). This organisation may also be found under pseudonym Tyne & Wear Anti Fascist Coalition (TWAFC).

Please provide these records in the following form:

A) A total, all-time figure of how much money has been provided to the organisation; and
B) An annual breakdown of this all-time figure, detailing:
- the nature of the money provided, i.e. grant, loan .etc, and for which purposes the money was provided by the Council; and
- the annual sum of money provided in relation to the nature above; and
- the department or individual responsible inside the Council for signing off this money; and
- the point of contact in the Tyne & Wear Anti Fascist Association for both communicating and receiving this money;

Yours faithfully,

Christopher Marshall

Solicitor - Freedom of Information, Sunderland City Council

2 Atodiad

Re: Your request for information concerning:

 

Funding to the Tyne and Wear Fascist Association

 

The Council aims to provide available information promptly and in any
event within 20 working days, unless, exceptionally, there is a need to
consider whether the information is exempt from disclosure.

 

I will contact you again soon in connection with your request.

 

Please quote the reference below if you contact the Council regarding this
request.

 

Customer Request Number:  FOI_323

 

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OCEFOI, Sunderland City Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Christopher Marshall,

 

I refer to your recent request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  I can confirm that the Council does hold this
information, as detailed below.

 

A)   A total, all-time figure of how much money has been provided to the
Tyne and Wear Anti-Fascist Association  

The Council only holds information going back to 2004/05 as indicated in
the answer to Question B below

 

B)   An annual breakdown of this all-time figure

2004/2005 £7,851

2005/2006 £7,851

2006/2007 £7,501

2007/2008 £7,501

2009/2010 £7,500

2010/2011 £7,500

2011/2012 £8,000

2012/2013 £7,500

2013/2014 £7,500

2014/2015 £3,750

2015/2016 £3,750

2016/2017 £7,500

2017/2018  NIL

2018/2019  NIL

 

        - the nature of the money provided, i.e. grant, loan .etc, and for
which purposes the money was provided by the Council

          Grant  -  to provide Council Staff with briefings on Far Right
Activity

 

        - the annual sum of money provided in relation to the nature above

          £0

 

        - the department or individual responsible inside the Council for
signing off this money

          Office of the Chief Executive initially, however you will note
no funding has been allocated for the last two years.

 

        - the point of contact in the Tyne & Wear Anti-Fascist Association
for both communicating and receiving this money

This information is considered exempt under sections 38(1) and 40(2) of
the Freedom of Information Act  for the reasons outlined in the
Information Commissioner’s decision at
[1]https://ico.org.uk/media/action-weve-tak...

 

I hope this is satisfactory.  If, however, you are dissatisfied with our
response to your request for information, you can ask for the decision to
be reviewed in reply to this letter, however any request for review must
be submitted within 40 days of the date of this freedom of information
response.  The review will be removed from the Directorate and coordinated
by the Council’s Information Governance Officer.   A request for review
should be directed, by email to [2][Sunderland City Council request email],
by post or by hand addressed to; Information Governance Officer,
Governance Services, Civic Centre, PO Box 100, Sunderland SR2 7DN.

 

You are of course entitled to apply to the Information Commissioner at any
time, although the Commissioner will not usually investigate until the
public authority’s internal review procedure has been concluded.

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Steve Hanratty

Business Development Manager

Economy and Place Directorate

Sunderland City Council

Tel: 0191 5617808

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Christopher Marshall

Dear OCEFOI,

Firstly may I thank you for your reply, however there are still some points I would like to clear up.

You state that the Council only hold information dating back to 2004. If this is the case then what is the earliest communication on record between the Council and this organisation?

Second, the "nature" of the money which I enquired about; is your reply relating to all years, i.e. every year has been the same, or is it relating to a single year only?

Yours sincerely,

Christopher Marshall

OCEFOI, Sunderland City Council

Dear Christopher Marshall,

 

Thank you for your email of 28/02/2019 regarding FOI 323.

 

With regard to the issues you raise, I would responds as follows:

 

You state that the Council only hold information dating back to 2004. If
this is the case then what is the earliest communication on record between
the Council and this organisation?

I have to advise that you are seeking new information and therefore this
will be treated as a new FOI request.

 

Second, the "nature" of the money which I enquired about; is your reply
relating to all years, i.e. every year has been the same, or is it
relating to a single year only?

The response relating to the nature of the money relates to all years
where funding has been provided.

 

I trust the above is of some assistance to you.

Kind Regards

 

 

Steve Hanratty

Business Development Manager

Economy and Place Directorate

Sunderland City Council

Tel: 0191 5617808

www.sunderland.gov.uk

 

 

 

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Solicitor - Freedom of Information, Sunderland City Council

2 Atodiad

Re: Your request for information concerning:

 

Funding to the Tyne and Wear Anti Fascist Association

 

The Council aims to provide available information promptly and in any
event within 20 working days, unless, exceptionally, there is a need to
consider whether the information is exempt from disclosure.

 

I will contact you again soon in connection with your request.

 

Please quote the reference below if you contact the Council regarding this
request.

 

Customer Request Number:  FOI_477

 

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Christopher Marshall

Dear Solicitor - Freedom of Information,

If this question regarding the earliest communication received is classed as a new FOI request then I would like this request to be processed and handled accordingly.

Yours sincerely,

Christopher Marshall

OCEFOI, Sunderland City Council

2 Atodiad

Dear Christopher Marshall,

 

I refer to your recent request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  I can confirm that the Council does not hold this
information, as detailed below.

 

You state that the Council only hold information dating back to 2004. If this is the case then what is the earliest communication on record between the Council and this organisation?

Other than information produced from the Council’s Financial System, the Council no longer holds any of the communication documentation you have requested as we have not commissioned any work from TAWFA for 2 years and all previous documents were deleted in line with the council’s arrangements for the retention and destruction of information.

 

I hope this is satisfactory.  If, however, you are dissatisfied with our
response to your request for information, you can ask for the decision to
be reviewed in reply to this letter, however any request for review must
be submitted within 40 days of the date of this freedom of information
response.  The review will be removed from the Directorate and coordinated
by the Council’s Information Governance Officer.   A request for review
should be directed, by email to [1][Sunderland City Council request email],
by post or by hand addressed to; Information Governance Officer,
Governance Services, Civic Centre, PO Box 100, Sunderland SR2 7DN.

 

You are of course entitled to apply to the Information Commissioner at any
time, although the Commissioner will not usually investigate until the
public authority’s internal review procedure has been concluded.

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Angela Miller

Compliance Assistant

Economy and Place Directorate

Room 3.92, Civic Centre

Tel: (0191) 561 7567

Email: [email address]

 

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Christopher Marshall

Dear OCEFOI,

Thank you for your reply. You state that the Council "have not commissioned any work from TAWFA for 2 years", yet what appears is that the Council are giving grants to TWAFA. Which is it, do the Council provide VOLUNTARY grants or do you commission work?

Second can you please point me to the relevant parts of the Council procedure which shows deleting old documents should happen please.

Yours sincerely,

Christopher Marshall

Solicitor - Freedom of Information, Sunderland City Council

2 Atodiad

Re: Your request for information concerning:

 

Funding to the Tyne and Wear Anti Fascist Association

 

The Council aims to provide available information promptly and in any
event within 20 working days, unless, exceptionally, there is a need to
consider whether the information is exempt from disclosure.

 

I will contact you again soon in connection with your request.

 

Please quote the reference below if you contact the Council regarding this
request.

 

Customer Request Number:  FOI_546

 

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

OCEFOI, Sunderland City Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Christopher Marshall,

 

I refer to your recent request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  I can confirm that the Council does hold this
information, as detailed below.

 

Thank you for your reply. You state that the Council "have not
commissioned any work from TAWFA for 2 years", yet what appears is that
the Council are giving grants to TWAFA. Which is it, do the Council
provide VOLUNTARY grants or do you commission work?

Second can you please point me to the relevant parts of the Council
procedure which shows deleting old documents should happen please.

The Council had a Service Level Agreement with TWAFA which ended over two
years ago. Documentation has been deleted in line with our retention
schedule. 
[1]https://www.sunderland.gov.uk/article/13...

Records are retained for the period required in our retention schedule.
Financial records remain available where they are within retention, but
other documentation has been deleted as it reached the end of its
retention period.

 

I hope this is satisfactory.  If, however, you are dissatisfied with our
response to your request for information, you can ask for the decision to
be reviewed in reply to this letter, however any request for review must
be submitted within 40 days of the date of this freedom of information
response.  The review will be removed from the Directorate and coordinated
by the Council’s Information Governance Officer.   A request for review
should be directed, by email to [2][Sunderland City Council request email],
by post or by hand addressed to; Information Governance Officer,
Governance Services, Civic Centre, PO Box 100, Sunderland SR2 7DN.

 

You are of course entitled to apply to the Information Commissioner at any
time, although the Commissioner will not usually investigate until the
public authority’s internal review procedure has been concluded.

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Steve Hanratty

Business Development Manager

City Development Directorate

Sunderland City Council

Tel: 0191 5617808

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