Dear Sport England,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information:
a. Copies of any Equality Impact Assessments particularly with relation to the impact on the protected characteristic of sex undertaken by British Cycling before they adopted their current transgender inclusion policies for Sport England funded Breeze programme.
b. The terms of the grant funding for British Cycling's Breeze programme.

Please provide the information in electronic form.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.
If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined I would be grateful.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

C Kielty

FOI, Sport England

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FOI, Sport England

Dear C Kielty

 

Thank you for your email below in which you request information about
British Cycling. Your email was received on 24 August 2019 and has been
passed to me as I am responsible for responding to requests for
information held by Sport England.

 

As a public body, Sport England is subject to the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and we will handle your request in accordance with
the terms set out. We will provide you with our full response promptly and
usually within twenty working days. In some circumstances we may extend
this to allow us to consider the public interest; if this is necessary in
your case I will write to you again and explain why.

 

I will be in touch again in due course and in any event not later than 23
September 2019. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me if I can
be of any further assistance.

 

Kind regards,

 

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From: C Kielty <[FOI #599390 email]>
Sent: 24 August 2019 18:02
To: FOI <[Sport England request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Equality impact assessment re
transgender policy

 

Dear Sport England,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request
the following information:
a. Copies of any Equality Impact Assessments particularly with relation to
the impact on the protected characteristic of sex undertaken by British
Cycling before they adopted their current transgender inclusion policies
for Sport England funded Breeze programme.
b. The terms of the grant funding for British Cycling's Breeze programme.

Please provide the information in electronic form.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the
information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section
12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations
of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.
If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined I would be
grateful.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

C Kielty

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FOI, Sport England

Dear C Kielty

 

I write further to my email below about your information request. We are
handling your request under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

 

I am writing to let you know that we are unable to proceed with a part of
your request without further clarification from you. This is because we
are unable to identify and locate the information you require from the
description you have given. I would therefore be grateful if you could
provide the following clarification at your earliest convenience:

 

o What do you mean by ‘the terms of the grant funding for British
Cycling's Breeze programme’. Please specify the exact information you
are seeking.   

 

Your request is now on hold pending clarification from you. In the event
that I do not receive clarification within 30 days from the date of this
email I will consider this aspect of your request closed.

 

Kind regards,

 

FOI Team

 

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From: FOI <[Sport England request email]>
Sent: 27 August 2019 11:20
To: C Kielty <[FOI #599390 email]>; FOI
<[Sport England request email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Equality impact assessment
re transgender policy

 

Dear C Kielty

 

Thank you for your email below in which you request information about
British Cycling. Your email was received on 24 August 2019 and has been
passed to me as I am responsible for responding to requests for
information held by Sport England.

 

As a public body, Sport England is subject to the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and we will handle your request in accordance with
the terms set out. We will provide you with our full response promptly and
usually within twenty working days. In some circumstances we may extend
this to allow us to consider the public interest; if this is necessary in
your case I will write to you again and explain why.

 

I will be in touch again in due course and in any event not later than 23
September 2019. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me if I can
be of any further assistance.

 

Kind regards,

 

FOI Team

 

We have updated our Privacy Statement to reflect the recent changes to
data protection law but rest assured, we will continue looking after your
personal data just as carefully as we always have. Our Privacy Statement
is published on our [3]website, and our Data Protection Officer can be
contacted by emailing [4]Erin Stephens

 

 

From: C Kielty <[5][FOI #599390 email]>
Sent: 24 August 2019 18:02
To: FOI <[6][Sport England request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Equality impact assessment re
transgender policy

 

Dear Sport England,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request
the following information:
a. Copies of any Equality Impact Assessments particularly with relation to
the impact on the protected characteristic of sex undertaken by British
Cycling before they adopted their current transgender inclusion policies
for Sport England funded Breeze programme.
b. The terms of the grant funding for British Cycling's Breeze programme.

Please provide the information in electronic form.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the
information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section
12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations
of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.
If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined I would be
grateful.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

C Kielty

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for your prompt reply. It is my understanding that British Cycling's Breeze programme is funded by Sport England. I am looking for copies of the terms and conditions to which that funding was made - these usually describe the scope of the project, what the money can and can't be spent etc

Please see this link for info https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/getinv...

Yours sincerely,

C Kielty

FOI, Sport England

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Thank you,

 

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personal data just as carefully as we always have. Our Privacy Statement
is published on our [8]website, and our Data Protection Officer can be
contacted by emailing [9]Erin Stephens

 

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disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Additionally, this
email and any attachment are confidential and intended solely for the use
of the individual to whom they are addressed. If you are not the intended
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in error, and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or
copying, is strictly prohibited. If you voluntarily provide personal data
by email, Sport England will handle the data in accordance with its
Privacy Statement. Sport England’s Privacy Statement may be found here
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FOI, Sport England

Dear C Kielty

 

Thank you for clarifying your request for information about British
Cycling’s Breeze Programme.

 

We have now considered your request and I am writing to let you know the
following:

 

o With regards to your request for ‘copies of any Equality Impact
Assessments particularly with relation to the impact on the protected
characteristic of sex undertaken by British Cycling before they
adopted their current transgender inclusion policies for Sport England
funded Breeze programme’, please note that the information you require
is not held by Sport England. This is because we do not have an
Equality Impact Assessment document for National Governing Bodies and
do not specify anything relating to Transgender policies in their
Award Agreements.

 

o With regards to your request for the ‘copies of the terms of the grant
funding for British Cycling's Breeze programme’, please note that the
information you require is not held by Sport England in the format
requested. This is because the funding granted to British Cycling’s
Breeze programme is included in a very generic Award Agreement which
outlines general participation targets for all of British Cycling and
is not programme-specific. We therefore do not hold a document which
specifically details the terms of the grant funding for British
Cycling’s Breeze programme. However we can confirm that British
Cycling receives annual funding of £215,000 for the Breeze programme,
totalling £860,000 over the 4-year cycle (2017-2021). The Key
Performance Indicator attached to this funding is that they will
increase the percentage of female cyclists riding at least once a year
and improve the regularity of those already participating in cycling.

 

This completes our response to your information request.

 

As a public body, Sport England is subject to the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and this means you are entitled to complain if you
are unhappy with the way we have handled your information request and/or
ask us to review our decision.

 

If you would like to complain about the way we have handled your request
or ask for our decision to be reviewed please contact:
[1][Sport England request email] 

 

Please describe your original request, explain your grounds for
dissatisfaction and include an address for correspondence. All internal
reviews are carried out by a colleague who has not previously been
involved in the handling of your information request. We aim to complete
internal reviews within twenty working days.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of our Internal Review you have
the right to appeal to the Information Commissioner. Generally speaking
the Information Commissioner will not be able to consider an appeal unless
you have first exhausted the Internal Review procedure provided by Sport
England.

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

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I hope that this satisfies your information request.

 

Kind regards,

 

Information Governance Team

 

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From: C Kielty <[FOI #599390 email]>
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 5:19 PM
To: FOI <[Sport England request email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Equality impact assessment
re transgender policy

 

Dear FOI,

Thank you for your prompt reply. It is my understanding that British
Cycling's Breeze programme is funded by Sport England. I am looking for
copies of the terms and conditions to which that funding was made - these
usually describe the scope of the project, what the money can and can't be
spent etc

Please see this link for info
[5]https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/getinv...

Yours sincerely,

C Kielty

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