Dear Caerphilly Council,
We have been providing local councils with websites, and would request the following information detailed below concerning the grant from the Welsh Assembly of GBP375,000 to be distributed through Unitary Authorities aimed at helping community councils to develop a website or improve their current website. This has been broken down into every community council for £500 to enable this development. Can you please provide me with the following information.
1- How many town or community councils are currently under your authority?
2- How many of these have applied for the £500 website development grant, as of today?
3- Of these, how many have been successful, ie, have received the money?
4- How many have applied for the grant but been turned down by you for any reason?
5- How many have applied for the grant but have not yet received the money for other reasons?
We would appreciate this information by email, as soon as possible. Thank you in advance.
Admin at Vision ICT
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Dear Sir / Madam
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST
Thank you for your request for information received on the 13^th March
2014. We have considered your request and enclose the following
1. How many town or community councils are currently under your authority?
2.How many of these have applied for the £500 website development grant,
as of today?
3. Of these, how many have been successful, i.e. have received the money?
Each of the 17 town and community councils that requested the grant have
received confirmation that they can have the funding. Monies will be paid
after the websites have been completed in accordance with the grant
4.How many have applied for the grant but been turned down by you for any
5. How many have applied for the grant but have not yet received the money
for other reasons?
No grant monies have been paid to date, although requests have recently
been received and payments have been authorised.
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