Information about your funding to Stonewall

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Dave Bratt - Voice for Justice UK

Dear Birmingham City Council,

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

Birmingham City 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

Birmingham City Council

 
 
 
 
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Dave Bratt - Voice for Justice UK

Dear Birmingham City Council,

Thank you for your reply to my FOI, which addresses Grant funding made by Birmingham City Council (only).

In respect to my question No 2 (c) "payment for goods or services (specifying the relevant goods and services)", could you also please confirm what, if any, payments have been made to Stonewall in respect to other purchases or services, for each of the years requested, including, but not limited to;

- Membership to any Stonewall scheme (‘Diversity Champions’, ‘Top 100 Employers’, ‘Children and Young People Champions’, ‘School Champions’, ‘Equality Index’, ‘LGBT Leadership Programme’, ‘LGBT Role Model Programme’, ‘Ally/Trans Ally Programmes’, ‘Proud Employers’, ‘Train the Trainer’, or any other Stonewall scheme or Programme etc)
- Donations
- Events/Conferences (where, for example, your organisation purchased tickets to attend or entered raffles or auctions organised by Stonewall). Please name any events/conferences that your organisation attended and dates attended)
- Any money paid to Stonewall for Advertising, such as Job Adverts etc
- Any ‘other spend’, such as on ‘rainbow laces’ or ‘rainbow lanyards’ etc

In summary, I’d appreciate receiving a full break-down of all and any money paid to Stonewall by Birmingham City Council, for each of the years, over the period 2015 to 2021.

Many thanks in anticipation.
Yours sincerely,

Dave Bratt - Voice for Justice UK

Steven R Bates, Birmingham City Council

All spend data is included on the link below:

https://data.birmingham.gov.uk/dataset/s...

Steve Bates
Procurement Support Officer – Policy and Governance
Corporate Procurement Services
PO Box 10680
B4 7WB
Satnav Postcode B7 4BG
Email: [email address]

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Dave Bratt - Voice for Justice UK

Dear Steven R Bates,

Unfortunately, I can't access that link. I'm receiving the following messages;

404 Not Found
The resource could not be found.
Dataset not found

Could you possibly capture for me into an xls and attach it here or email it to me?

Many thanks,

Dave Bratt - Voice for Justice UK

Steven R Bates, Birmingham City Council

Hi Dave,

Leave that with me the links are a bit temperamental, once working they will take you straight to an excel report.

If I can't get it sorted promptly I will run you a manual report

What period do you want the spend for ?

Steve Bates
Procurement Support Officer - Policy and Governance
Corporate Procurement Services
PO Box 10680
B4 7WB
Satnav Postcode B7 4BG
Email: [email address]

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Dave Bratt - Voice for Justice UK

Thanks Steve,
2015 (financial year 2014/15) until current (financial year 2021/22.

All and any forms of funding or spend to Stonewall

Yours sincerely,

Dave Bratt - Voice for Justice UK

Steven R Bates, Birmingham City Council

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Hi Dave ,

I had to run this manually

This is all the spend info I have for the period stipulated.

Steve Bates
Procurement Support Officer - Policy and Governance
Corporate Procurement Services
PO Box 10680
B4 7WB
Satnav Postcode B7 4BG
Email: [email address]

Support the Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility Sign up here: www.birmingham.gov.uk/BBC4SR

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Dave Bratt - Voice for Justice UK

Dear Steven R Bates,

Many thanks.

For completeness, could you kindly confirm whether the spend figures listed are ex-vat or inclusive, what they specifically pertain to (eg, are the 3k spend items 'Diversity Champions' membership fees, which of the other spend items are training courses etc)?

Yours sincerely,

Dave Bratt - Voice for Justice UK

Steven R Bates, Birmingham City Council

They're all inc V A T

And I'm afraid the detail provided is all my system allows me to see.

Steve Bates
Procurement Support Officer - Policy and Governance
Corporate Procurement Services
PO Box 10680
B4 7WB
Satnav Postcode B7 4BG
Email: [email address]

Support the Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility Sign up here: www.birmingham.gov.uk/BBC4SR

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Dave Bratt - Voice for Justice UK

Dear Steven R Bates,

Can you at least distil which spend amount was accrued in which year?

Yours sincerely,

Dave Bratt - Voice for Justice UK

Steven R Bates, Birmingham City Council

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Hi Dave,

Please see attached.

Steve Bates
Procurement Support Officer - Policy and Governance
Corporate Procurement Services
PO Box 10680
B4 7WB
Satnav Postcode B7 4BG
Email: [email address]

Support the Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility Sign up here: www.birmingham.gov.uk/BBC4SR

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