Information about your funding to Stonewall

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Dave Bratt - Voice for Justice UK

Dear General Medical Council,

1. In respect of each of the years 2015-2021, please confirm what funding has been provided to Stonewall by:

General Medical Council

2. Please specify whether the funding in 1 above has been in the form of:
(a) direct grants for unlimited purposes;
(b) direct grants for limited purposes (in that event, stating the purpose);
(c) payment for goods or services (specifying the relevant goods and services).

3. Where the funding in 1 above has been by way of payment for goods or services, please specify:
(a) what analysis has been conducted to ascertain whether these goods or services meet contractual and/or legal requirements;
(b) what contractual or other recourse exists to reclaim in respect of goods or services that are defective, substandard or delivered in contravention of the law;
(c) what steps are being taken to seek recourse for any such contractual or legal shortfalls.

4. In respect of the payments referred to in 1 above, please state:
(a) What criteria were applied in deciding to make payments by way of direct grants;
(b) What tendering process was conducted with regard to provision of goods or services;
(c) What alternative suppliers of goods or services were considered.

Yours faithfully,

Dave Bratt - Voice for Justice UK

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Dear Mr Bratt


Your information request – IR1-3289378645


Thank you for your email dated 3 December 2021.


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Louise Gormley, General Medical Council

Our reference: IR1-3289378645


Dear Mr Bratt


Thank you for your email dated 3 December, requesting information about
payments made to Stonewell since 2015.


The following payments were paid to Stonewall for membership fees:


Stonewall Membership
2014/15 3,000
2015/16 3,000
2016/17 3,000
2017/18 3,000
2018/19 3,000
2019/20 3,000
2020/21 3,000


In addition to these fees we have made the following payments to


o Attendance at the Stonewall Role Models Programme, 2017 - £6,300
o Attendance at the Stonewall Allies Programme, 2017 - £6,300
o Attending Stonewall Workplace Conference 2018  - £717.60
o Attending Stonewall Conference 2018 - £406.80


We did not carry out a tender as the value falls below the threshold.


I hope the above information is useful.


Kind regards




Louise Gormley

Information Access Officer
Resources Directorate
Direct Line: 0161 923 6311
Email:        [1][email address]
Website:    [2]
Address:    Information Access Team
                 General Medical Council
                 3 Hardman Street


                 M3 3AW



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