Inspired Facilities fund - cricket clubs

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Sport England,

I should be grateful if you would provide answers to the following questions with regard to the distribution of awards to cricket clubs from the Inspired Facilities fund, up to the end of April, 2012. (The questions should be fairly easy to answer.)

What is the total amount of money distributed?
How many clubs have received an award?
How many of those clubs have Clubmark accreditation?
How many of those clubs do not have Clubmark accreditation or are not, or have never been, focus clubs or Chance to Shine clubs?
How many clubs that do not have a youth section have received an award?

Yours faithfully,

Michael Bourne

FOI, Sport England

Dear Bourne,

Thank you for your email which we are treating as a request under the Freedom of Information Act. We will respond as soon as possible but no later than 20 day working days from receipt of your original email.

We usually provide the response by email in normal font size. If you require your response in a different format, e.g. audio, large print, hard copy etc, please let me know.

If the information you require contains any reference to a third party we may consult them before deciding whether or not to release the information to you.

If you have any queries please contact me at the address below.

Information on your rights under the Freedom of Information Act is available from the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Telephone: 01625 545 700
http://www.ico.gov.uk/

Yours sincerely

Matthew

Interim FOI & Data Protection Manager
T: 020 7273 1594
E: [Sport England request email]

Please note: I work part-time and generally not in the office on Tuesdays & Thursdays

Creating sporting opportunities in every community
Sport England, 3rd Floor Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1B 4SE

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Matthew Ramsey, Sport England

2 Atodiad

Dear Michael Bourne,

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request that we received yesterday.

Please find attach two Excel spread sheets that each contain a list of awards to cricket clubs from our Inspired Facilities fund - one using Lottery monies, the other using Exchequer monies. These lists also identify those clubs that currently have a junior section or are in the process of developing one.

With respect to Clubmark accreditation and Chance to Shine clubs. These initiatives are run by the English Cricket Board who publish the names of all clubs involved in these schemes on their websites at the following two locations:

http://www.ecb.co.uk/development/clubs-a...

http://www.chancetoshine.org/schools-map

Together with the two lists we have provided, you should be able to identify which clubs in receipt of an award are involved in these schemes or not.

Copyright in the information you have been given belongs to Sport England or to another party. Copyright material must not be copied, distributed, modified, reproduced, transmitted, published (including published on the Internet or an intranet), or otherwise made available in whole or in part without the prior written consent of the copyright holder.

If you are dissatisfied with this response and wish to appeal, please contact

Scott Pugh
Principal In House Solicitor
Sport England
3rd Floor Victoria House
Bloomsbury Square
London WC1B 4SE

in writing (including by fax, letter or email) and your complaint will be dealt with through our Internal Review procedure.

Please describe the original request, explain your grounds for dissatisfaction, and include an address for correspondence.

If you are still not satisfied following the Internal Review, you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner. He can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Telephone: 01625 545 700
www.ico.gov.uk


Yours sincerely

Matthew

Matthew Ramsey
Interim FOI & Data Protection Manager
T: 020 7273 1594
E: [Sport England request email]
Please note: I work part-time and generally not in the office on Tuesdays & Thursdays

Creating sporting opportunities in every community
Sport England, 3rd Floor Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1B 4SE

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Gadawodd Michael Bourne anodiad ()

Information was speedily received, albeit in the form of databases from which the information had to be extracted. With there being more than 1,700 Clubmark clubs on the England and Wales Cricket Board database, it was not an easy task. Apparently, Sport England is not readily aware of the number of Clubmark accreditation cricket clubs to which it has allocated public money.

For anyone wishing for details on this same topic, here are the results (as far as they can be deduced):

A total amount of £2,059,837 has been distributed to 48 cricket clubs or sports organisations with cricket clubs. Two other organisations that provide cricket, but have no specific club, also received awards.

43 of the above (including the few sports organisations) were Clubmark clubs. They received a total of £1,825,629.

6 cricket clubs and one sports organisation not having Clubmark status received a total of £234,208

5 clubs that received awards were said to have junior sections 'under development', although one of those clubs - a Clubmark club - has had a junior section for several years. One other club, not having Clubmark status but which has a junior section, also received an award.

Michael Bourne, 14.05.2012

Dear Matthew Ramsey,

Thank you for your very quick response to my enquiry.
If you have not already seen it, specific information of the kind that I sought has been posted by me on this website. You, yourself, and Sport England may find it useful.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Bourne