Funding for NCGE Over Past 5 Years

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Dear Yorkshire Forward,

I am seeking information on the total funding given by YF to the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship over the past 5 financial years.

Can you please disclose total funding given to the organisation each year, broken down into individual projects, initiatives and/or events?

I also wish to establish any and all targets tied to any funding for Flying Start and Make It Happen events/projects and whether these targets were met by the NCGE. For each of these projects/events can you also please disclose the target number of students/graduates/individuals NCGE was to engage and the actual number engaged?

If possible, can you also please share any contracts, partnership documents and/or agreements between YF and NCGE?

Yours faithfully,

Simon Harpin

Rachel Mason, Yorkshire Forward

Dear Mr. Harpin,

Thank you for your request for information disclosure under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, in which you requested information concerning
funding given by Yorkshire Forward to the National Council for Graduate
Entrepreneurship.

I acknowledge receipt of your request received 9th March 2010 and advise
that I am dealing with it in accordance with the Act. Please quote the
above reference on all future correspondence regarding your request.

Yours sincerely

Rachel Mason

Corporate Information & Data Manager

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Rachel Mason, Yorkshire Forward

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Dear Mr. Harpin,

I write in response to your request for information disclosure under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 in which you requested the following
information. I confirm that Yorkshire Forward holds information similar
to that which you request and address each of your points in turn:

o Details of Yorkshire Forward funding of the National Council for
Graduate Entrepreneurship over the past 5 years broken own into
individual projects, initiatives and or/events.

Response:

Financial Year Funding (£) Initiative
2008/09 6,000 Women in Enterprise Flying Start Programme
2008/09 10,000 Sponsorship for 5 delegates to attend the
Intensive Enterprising Educator Programme
Cohort2. (Programme cost per attendee £3,995.
Actual value of programme £8,000)

o Details of any and all targets tied to any funding for Flying Start
and Make It Happen events/projects and whether these targets were met
by the NCGE. For each projects/event you requested to know the target
number of students/graduates/individuals NCGE to engage and the actual
number engaged.

Response:

Event/Programme Target Actual
Women in Enterprise Flying Start No targets set 62 attendees and 248
Programme skills (1 skills equates
to 6 hours of training)
Contribution to the sponsorship of 5 30 educators to the
5 delegates from the region to region to meet with a
attend the Intensive Enterprising range of colleagues and
Educator Programme Cohort2 hear regional practice

o A copy of any contracts, partnership documents and/or agreements
between YF and NCGE

Response: Yorkshire Forward does not hold any contracts, partnership
documents and/or agreements between Yorkshire Forward and NCGE.

I trust this information is helpful to you.

As this request has been logged as a request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act, Yorkshire Forward is obliged to offer you the
right to complain. If you are not satisfied with the way we have handled
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Yours sincerely

Rachel Mason
Corporate Information & Data Manager

Direct Line: 0113 3949677

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