Description of grant data you hold

william perrin made this Freedom of Information request to The National Lottery Community Fund

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Dear Big Lottery Fund,

I am interested in how grant making organisations in the UK make grants. There would be far greater efficiency in grant making if grant makers were open about who they had supported. This would also help grantees. There is great public interest in this matter. I should like to understand what data BIG holds in its information systems about grantees.

I should be grateful for a description of your information system(s) that serves as a repository of historic grant information. This may be composed of several sub systems.

I am particularly interested in a list of data fields held about grantees that compose information one would describe in natural language as name, address, grant type, grant purpose, amount awarded etc - by this i mean the way in which this aggregate inforamtion is broken down into separate fields in your data system.

For instance, given name, family name, company name, company type, house number, town, postal code components etc

This then gives me a solid basis for making more FOI requests of you to obtain open data of your grant making.

I should be grateful for an answer in electronic form, perhaps as a print out of a database report with field/column headings that correspond to the above

please contact me if you wish to clarify this request to help you fulfil your obligatons in law.

Yours faithfully,

william perrin

Big Lottery Fund - Freedom of Information,

Dear Mr Perrin

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We are required to respond to your request within 20 working days. You can therefore expect to receive a response by 22 July 2013, though we will endeavour to respond before then.

Your reference number is FOI004-0115.

Yours sincerely

Lyndsay Scott
Corporate Officer (Information Governance)
Big Lottery Fund
Newcastle
Tel: 0191 376 1644

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Big Lottery Fund - Freedom of Information,

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Dear Mr Perrin

Please find attached our response to your information request.

Your reference number is FOI004-0115.

Yours sincerely

Lyndsay Scott
Corporate Officer (Information Governance)
Big Lottery Fund
Newcastle
Tel: 0191 376 1644

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