Further Requests - Grant to Clapton Football Club - ref 360G-SE-2014011444LOTT

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Dear Sport England,

I refer to an existing FOI request in which I have requested further and undisclosed information following the response to my initial communication.

1. Please provide the requisite three months bank statements (or photocopies of the passbook) of the Nationwide Building Society account, purportedly in the name of Clapton Football Club, said by the correspondent using the email address 'xxx(at)claptonfc.com' to have been an existing account.

2. Please provide evidence that the bank account into which the award was apparently paid was in the name of Clapton Football Club, the "Formally constituted club, association or trust.” The photocopy provided of the Nationwide Building Society passbook entry provides no information as to the account holder.

3. Please provide a copy of any memorandum, minutes or motion passed by the members of Clapton Members Club, which instructed the ‘CEO’ to make an application for the Grant from Sport England.

4. Please provide copies of all correspondence, notes, attendances and any other documents relating to due diligence undertaken to establish that Clapton Members Club, Clapton Football Club or Clapton Football Club Limited were valid entities (e.g. registered for tax with HM Customs and Excise)

5. Please provide all correspondence, notes, that refer to the fact that Vincent Joseph McBean, was a director/trustee of a charity, Newham Community Leisure Limited, number 1009672 which, on 18th December 2013, some months before the application was made, became subject of a statutory inquiry under s46 Charities Act 2011 and as to whether Sport England, the FA or UEFA were ever made aware of this, by the applicant or anyone else.

6. Please provide copies of any letters, correspondence, emails, notes of support, recommendation for this application, or any other observations, by any person, organisation, company or regulatory body.

7. Please provide copies of any letters correspondence or emails, received from any financial or banking institution regarding Clapton Football Club Limited or any other organisation / person involved in this application.

6. Please provide copies of any letters correspondence or emails relating to Clapton Members Club / Clapton Football Club between Sport England and
a. The Football Association
b. The London Football Association
c. The Essex Senior League
d. UEFA
e. The National Lottery

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Barr

FOI, Sport England

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FOI, Sport England

Dear Mr Barr,

 

We apologise for the delay in acknowledgement.

 

Thank you for your recent email in which you request additional
information relating to a grant to Clapton Football Club. Your email was
received on 9 July 2018.

 

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 in the Act. 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 6
August 2018. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us if we can be
of any further assistance.

 

Kind regards,
Erin

 

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From: Andrew Barr [mailto:[FOI #498706 email]]
Sent: 20 July 2018 07:35
To: FOI <[Sport England request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Further Requests - Grant to
Clapton Football Club - ref 360G-SE-2014011444LOTT

 

Dear Sport England,

I refer to an existing FOI request in which I have requested further and
undisclosed information following the response to my initial
communication.

1. Please provide the requisite three months bank statements (or
photocopies of the passbook) of the Nationwide Building Society account,
purportedly in the name of Clapton Football Club, said by the
correspondent using the email address 'xxx(at)[3]claptonfc.com' to have
been an existing account.

2. Please provide evidence that the bank account into which the award was
apparently paid was in the name of Clapton Football Club, the "Formally
constituted club, association or trust.” The photocopy provided of the
Nationwide Building Society passbook entry provides no information as to
the account holder.

3. Please provide a copy of any memorandum, minutes or motion passed by
the members of Clapton Members Club, which instructed the ‘CEO’ to make an
application for the Grant from Sport England.

4. Please provide copies of all correspondence, notes, attendances and any
other documents relating to due diligence undertaken to establish that
Clapton Members Club, Clapton Football Club or Clapton Football Club
Limited were valid entities (e.g. registered for tax with HM Customs and
Excise)

5. Please provide all correspondence, notes, that refer to the fact that
Vincent Joseph McBean, was a director/trustee of a charity, Newham
Community Leisure Limited, number 1009672 which, on 18th December 2013,
some months before the application was made, became subject of a statutory
inquiry under s46 Charities Act 2011 and as to whether Sport England, the
FA or UEFA were ever made aware of this, by the applicant or anyone else.

6. Please provide copies of any letters, correspondence, emails, notes of
support, recommendation for this application, or any other observations,
by any person, organisation, company or regulatory body.

7. Please provide copies of any letters correspondence or emails, received
from any financial or banking institution regarding Clapton Football Club
Limited or any other organisation / person involved in this application.

6. Please provide copies of any letters correspondence or emails relating
to Clapton Members Club / Clapton Football Club between Sport England and
a. The Football Association
b. The London Football Association
c. The Essex Senior League
d. UEFA
e. The National Lottery

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Barr

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Dear Mr Barr,

 

Further to your letter of 9 July and your subsequent follow up email
below, please see below and attached. I apologise for the delay in
responding, this is due to annual leave in the FOI Team.

 

1.    Please provide the requisite three months bank statements (or
photocopies of the passbook) of the Nationwide Building Society account,
purportedly in the name of Clapton Football Club, said by the
correspondent using the email address 'xxx(at)claptonfc.com' to have been
an existing account.

 

We have provided you with all bank account information that we hold.

 

2.    Please provide evidence that the bank account into which the award
was apparently paid was in the name of Clapton Football Club, the
"Formally constituted club, association or trust.” The photocopy provided
of the Nationwide Building Society passbook entry provides no information
as to the account holder.

 

We have provided you with all bank account information that we hold.

 

3.    Please provide a copy of any memorandum, minutes or motion passed by
the members of Clapton Members Club, which instructed the ‘CEO’ to make an
application for the Grant from Sport England.

 

Information not held.

 

4.    Please provide copies of all correspondence, notes, attendances and
any other documents relating to due diligence undertaken to establish that
Clapton Members Club, Clapton Football Club or Clapton Football Club
Limited were valid entities (e.g. registered for tax with HM Customs and
Excise)

 

As explained on 9 August 2018, This project was funded via UEFA funding, a
circa £200,000 pot which The FA received to support disaster relief. Sport
England administered the funding for The FA. The FA supported this project
and did not raise any issues in the trackers which were sent to Sport
England. Sport England supported the administration and payments but not
the assessment of this project. All information requested as a condition
of making the award, and due diligence as carried out by Sport England –
the Acceptance of Award Form, Bank Detail Form and Bank Statement has
already been provided to you.

 

Sport England carries out post award checks to ensure the validity of an
organisation, specifically, checking that their completed bank details
form matches a bank/building society statement. It would appear when
reviewing this matter to respond to your queries, that when Sport England
processed the payment for this award it wasn’t spotted that the name on
the award letter did not entirely match the name on the bank account (1878
is added on the account). This has subsequently been logged with our
Audit, Governance and Risk committee as an “error”.

 

5.    Please provide all correspondence, notes, that refer to the fact
that Vincent Joseph McBean, was a director/trustee of a charity, Newham
Community Leisure Limited, number 1009672 which, on 18th December 2013,
some months before the application was made, became subject of a statutory
inquiry under s46 Charities Act 2011 and as to whether Sport England, the
FA or UEFA were ever made aware of this, by the applicant or anyone else.

 

Information not held.

 

6.    Please provide copies of any letters, correspondence, emails, notes
of support, recommendation for this application, or any other
observations, by any person, organisation, company or regulatory body.

 

Information not held.

 

7.    Please provide copies of any letters correspondence or emails,
received from any financial or banking institution regarding Clapton
Football Club Limited or any other organisation / person involved in this
application.

 

Information not held.

 

8.    Please provide copies of any letters correspondence or emails
relating to Clapton Members Club / Clapton Football Club between Sport
England:

 a. The Football Association – this information was provided to you on 9
August 2018
 b. The London Football Association – Information not held
 c. The Essex Senior League – Information not held
 d. UEFA – Information not held
 e. The National Lottery – Information not held

 

This completes our response to your information request.

 

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I hope that this satisfies your information request.

 

Kind regards,

FOI Team

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From: FOI
Sent: 20 July 2018 10:46
To: Andrew Barr <[5][FOI #498706 email]>; FOI
<[6][Sport England request email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Further Requests - Grant to
Clapton Football Club - ref 360G-SE-2014011444LOTT
Sensitivity: Confidential

 

Dear Mr Barr,

 

We apologise for the delay in acknowledgement.

 

Thank you for your recent email in which you request additional
information relating to a grant to Clapton Football Club. Your email was
received on 9 July 2018.

 

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 in the Act. 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 6
August 2018. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us if we can be
of any further assistance.

 

Kind regards,
Erin

 

Erin Stephens Principal In-House Solicitor 

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may be legally privileged. It may not be passed on without the consent of
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data protection law but rest assured, we will continue looking after your
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contacted by emailing [8]Gail Laughlan

 

From: Andrew Barr [[9]mailto:[FOI #498706 email]]
Sent: 20 July 2018 07:35
To: FOI <[10][Sport England request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Further Requests - Grant to
Clapton Football Club - ref 360G-SE-2014011444LOTT

 

Dear Sport England,

I refer to an existing FOI request in which I have requested further and
undisclosed information following the response to my initial
communication.

1. Please provide the requisite three months bank statements (or
photocopies of the passbook) of the Nationwide Building Society account,
purportedly in the name of Clapton Football Club, said by the
correspondent using the email address 'xxx(at)[11]claptonfc.com' to have
been an existing account.

2. Please provide evidence that the bank account into which the award was
apparently paid was in the name of Clapton Football Club, the "Formally
constituted club, association or trust.” The photocopy provided of the
Nationwide Building Society passbook entry provides no information as to
the account holder.

3. Please provide a copy of any memorandum, minutes or motion passed by
the members of Clapton Members Club, which instructed the ‘CEO’ to make an
application for the Grant from Sport England.

4. Please provide copies of all correspondence, notes, attendances and any
other documents relating to due diligence undertaken to establish that
Clapton Members Club, Clapton Football Club or Clapton Football Club
Limited were valid entities (e.g. registered for tax with HM Customs and
Excise)

5. Please provide all correspondence, notes, that refer to the fact that
Vincent Joseph McBean, was a director/trustee of a charity, Newham
Community Leisure Limited, number 1009672 which, on 18th December 2013,
some months before the application was made, became subject of a statutory
inquiry under s46 Charities Act 2011 and as to whether Sport England, the
FA or UEFA were ever made aware of this, by the applicant or anyone else.

6. Please provide copies of any letters, correspondence, emails, notes of
support, recommendation for this application, or any other observations,
by any person, organisation, company or regulatory body.

7. Please provide copies of any letters correspondence or emails, received
from any financial or banking institution regarding Clapton Football Club
Limited or any other organisation / person involved in this application.

6. Please provide copies of any letters correspondence or emails relating
to Clapton Members Club / Clapton Football Club between Sport England and
a. The Football Association
b. The London Football Association
c. The Essex Senior League
d. UEFA
e. The National Lottery

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Barr

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