Grants for last five financial years as open data

william perrin made this Freedom of Information request to Arts Council of Northern Ireland

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Dear Arts Council of Northern Ireland,

There is much public interest in the good work done by bodies like the NI Arts Council. I am working on '360 giving' a philanthropic project to help people make better grants, by giving them more information about grants others have made as open data. See I have worked with BIG Lottery to help them publish their grant information

I should be grateful for a spreadsheet/csv file of your grants made for the last five financial years. I should like to know the:
name of the recipient organisation,
date of grant,
purpose of grant/description,
address of recipient including post code,
company or charity number of recipient,
art form of recipient,
scheme under which grant was made,
source of funds (eg lottery, exchequer etc).

Arts Council England publishes similar information to

I should be only too happy to answer any questions you might have that might make it easier to respond to this request.

If you can respond to this request in part then please do so rather than blocking the request in toto.

Yours faithfully,

william perrin

Maria Lynch, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Our Ref: FOI/199
Dear Mr Perrin
Freedom of Informtion Act 2000
I am writing to confirm that the Arts Council of Northern Ireland has now
completed its search for information in relation to our grants from the
last 5 financial years. 
In response to your request, I would advise that information on all our
grants from the financial year 1995/96 onwards are publicly available on
our website here [1]
; in addition, further information on all our lottery grants can be found
on the DCMS website here [2]
If you have any queries about this response please contact me at 028
90385200 in the first instance.  You have the right to request a formal
review by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and if you wish to do so,
please write to me at the address below.
If after such an internal review you are still unhappy with the response,
you have the right to appeal to the information Commissioner at 51
Adelaide Street, Belfast, BT2 8FE, who will undertake an independent
If you have any queries about this email, please contact me.  Please
remember to quote the reference number above in future communications.
Yours sincerely
Maria Lynch
Operations Officer
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
MacNeice House
77 Malone Road
Tel:  028 90385200
Fax: 028 90661715

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