"Charitable" donations

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Dear Rotherham Borough Council,
how much money has been "donated" to the "charity" COMMON PURPOSE, who has been on their courses and which departments are they in?

Yours faithfully,

Mr Atkinson

FreedomofInformation, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Atkinson,

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information and will get a
full response to you as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

Sarah Corbett
Data Protection and Information Security Officer
Legal Services
Chief Executives Directorate
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Tel: 01709 823566
Internal from old: 7423566
Internal from new: 23566

Email: [email address]
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Corbett, Sarah, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Atkinson,

I refer to your request for information regarding "how much money has been
"donated" to the "charity" Common Purpose, who has been on their courses
and which departments are they in?"

Please find attached copies of invoices paid to Common Purpose.  These
are not `donations' but are payments for courses provided by Common
Purpose.  Where individuals have attended courses, their names are
detailed on the invoice, and their departments are as follows:

Sonia Sharp, Strategic Director, Children and Young Peoples Services

Sioned Mair-Richards, Scrutiny Advisor, Chief Executives Office

Vanessa Bryan, Neighbourhood Manager, Neighbourhoods and Adult Services

Matt Gladstone, Assistant Chief Executive

Robert Parker, Business Support Manager, Legal Services

Teresa Butler - Business Support Director, Rotherham 2010

Paul Broadberry - Chief Executive, RBT (Connect) Ltd

Steve Turnbull, Financial Services

The invoices for payments of £10,000 in each of the years 2008 and 2009
were for costs relating to four `Your Turn' courses.  In each course 30
young people from different Rotherham secondary schools participated. 
Your Turn is a leadership and development course specifically designed for
young people.  The invoice for £7,242.50 was between Rotherham Youth
Service and Common Purpose.  30 young people attended a bespoke "Your
Turn" experience which was different to the course provided through the

In accordance with the procedures of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough
Council (RMBC), I am advising you that the cost to the authority in
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If you are not satisfied with this response you have the right to an
internal review by the Council. Please contact us via Sarah Corbett, Data
Protection and Information Security Officer, Legal Services, Council
Offices, Doncaster Gate, Doncaster Road , Rotherham . South Yorkshire ,
S65 1DJ.

If you are not satisfied with the internal review, you can appeal to the
Information Commissioner. Contact details are: Information Commissioner's
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AJ. Telephone
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Yours sincerely,

Sarah Corbett

Data Protection and Information Security Officer

Legal Services

Chief Executives Directorate     

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council   

Tel:  01709 823566      

Internal from old:  7423566

Internal from new:  23566           

Email:  [2][email address].uk            

Visit our website:  [3]http://www.rotherham.gov.uk

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Dear Corbett, Sarah,

thankyou for your response. I will have a look at them and if I have any questions I will let you know.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Atkinson