Impact Hub

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West Midlands Arts News Collective

Dear Birmingham City Council,

In late 2016 the Council made a grant of £77k to Impact Hub Birmingham (or related companies and individuals). Ms Kaur of Impact Hub suggested on social media that there was very little formality about the making of this grant. There was no tendering and no competition for the money says Ms Kaur.

Please disclose ALL the paperwork relating to this grant. Were there discussions before the grant was made? Was former employee Piali Das Gupta involved in these? Who was and why? Please let us have a copy of the grant application. Who at the Council approved the grant? What were the terms and conditions? Is Impact Hub a private company? What steps were taken to ensure the money was properly spent? Have Impact Hub said how the money was actually spent and what benefit this was for Birmingham people?

Has the Council made other grants to Impact Hub or related companies or to Ms Imandeep Kaur. If so please disclose the same information requested in the paragraph above about each individual grant.

Yours faithfully,

West Midlands Arts News Collective

Ashley Innis,

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Dear West Midlands Arts News Collective

 

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry, as set out below, for
information held by the Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  Please find herewith the following:

 

Request:

 

Dear Birmingham City Council,

In late 2016 the Council made a grant of £77k to Impact Hub Birmingham (or
related companies and individuals). Ms Kaur of Impact Hub suggested on
social media that there was very little formality about the making of this
grant. There was no tendering and no competition for the money says Ms
Kaur.

Please disclose ALL the paperwork relating to this grant. Were there
discussions before the grant was made? Was former employee Piali Das Gupta
involved in these? Who was and why? Please let us have a copy of the grant
application. Who at the Council approved the grant? What were the terms
and conditions? Is Impact Hub a private company? What steps were taken to
ensure the money was properly spent? Have Impact Hub said how the money
was actually spent and what benefit this was for Birmingham people?

Has the Council made other grants to Impact Hub or related companies or to
Ms Imandeep Kaur. If so please disclose the same information requested in
the paragraph above about each individual grant.

Please find enclosed the council’s response to the above enquiry and the
relevant documentation

 

Please remember to quote the reference number 17353 in any future
communications.

 

Ashley Innis

Major Programmes and Projects Links Manager

Birmingham Property Services

Birmingham City Council

 

e; [1][email address]

 

t; 0121 464 6607 or 07740 336089

 

Please note that I am out of office on Thursdays.

 

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West Midlands Arts News Collective

Dear Ashley Innis,

Thank you for your prompt and fairly comprehensive reply.

Part of the request was how the money was spent. You refer to a monitoring process and the tracking of performance but have not produced any documents with regard to that. Can you please do so.

Ms Kaur of Impact Hub initially referred publicly to an award of £77,000 but the documents you have disclosed say that the amount available was "up to £150,000". How much has actually been paid under this deal and are any more payments expected to be made?

Yours faithfully,

West Midlands Arts News Collective

West Midlands Arts News Collective

Dear Ashley Innis,

Further to our follow up letter please also disclose the tender document that Impact Hub submitted.

Yours sincerely,

West Midlands Arts News Collective

Ashley Innis,

Thank you for your further e mail, please refer to my letter dated 11th October 2017 which addresses this point, the paragraph regarding Section 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). As per my letter I hope to let you have a further response on this point by no later than 13th November 2017.

Ashley Innis
Major Programmes and Projects Links Manager
Birmingham Property Services
Birmingham City Council

e; [email address]
 
t; 0121 464 6607 or 07740 336089

Please note that I am out of office on Thursdays.

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