Which organisations and authorities have been granted Communities fund 2016/2017

Alan J Mackay made this Freedom of Information request to Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

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Dear Department for Communities and Local Government,

Your department issued a request for applications from collaborative projects between Local Authorities and Voluntary sector organisation in December of 2016.
This funding was for a maximum of £70,000 and had to be allocated or spent by March 31 2017.

It was suggested that there would be a maximum of one project per local authority.

We have written emails to your department asking fro a breakdown of your allocation of this funding to whom and to what areas but you only reply stating that it was over subscribed.

We would respectfully request that your department confirms who has been allocated this funding and on what criteria.

Yours faithfully,

Alan J. Mackay
Business Development Manager: North Ormesby Development Trust

Despatch Box,

                            
Our reference: 3263354             Information request

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Dear Mr Mackay
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for contacting us on 20 March 2017 requesting Your department
issued a request for applications from collaborative projects between
Local Authorities and Voluntary sector organisation in December of 2016.

This funding was for a maximum of £70,000 and had to be allocated or spent
by March 31 2017.

It was suggested that there would be a maximum of one project per local
authority.

We have written emails to your department asking for a breakdown of your
allocation of this funding to whom and to what areas but you only reply
stating that it was over subscribed.

We would respectfully request that your department confirms who has been
allocated this funding and on what criteria.
 
I am dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and aim to send you a response by 19 April 2017.
 
If you have any questions, please ask by return email. Please leave the
subject line unchanged when replying, to make sure your email gets
straight to me.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Andrew Lock
FoI Business Partner - Localism
0303 44 42137
[email address]
 
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Despatch Box,

                            
Our reference: 3263354             Information request

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Our reference: 3263354             Information request

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Dear Mr Mackay
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information concerning Your department
issued a request for applications from collaborative projects between
Local Authorities and Voluntary sector organisation in December of 2016.

This funding was for a maximum of £70,000 and had to be allocated or spent
by March 31 2017.

It was suggested that there would be a maximum of one project per local
authority.

We have written emails to your department asking for a breakdown of your
allocation of this funding to whom and to what areas but you only reply
stating that it was over subscribed.

We would respectfully request that your department confirms who has been
allocated this funding and on what criteria., which we received on 20
March 2017.
 
We are handling it under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
 
We do hold this information, but unfortunately I will not be able to give
you a response within the normal 20 working days. I need additional time
to give extra consideration to the public interest in releasing it.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 allows this when one or more qualified
exemptions apply to the information. In this case the exemption I am
considering is section 35 (1)(a) which relates to policy development or
formulation.
 
I estimate that it will take an additional 20 working days to take a
decision on where the balance of the public interest lies. Therefore, I
will respond to you by 18 May 2017.
 
Complaints procedure
 
If you are unhappy with this response, we will review it and report back
to you. (This is called an internal review.) If you want us to do this,
let us know by return email within two months of receiving this response.
You can also ask by letter addressed to:
 
Department for Communities and Local Government
Knowledge and Information Access Team
1st Floor NW, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 4DF
 
If you are unhappy with the outcome of this internal review, you can ask
the independent Information Commissioner to investigate. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at email address [1][email address] or
use their online form at [2]ico.org.uk/concerns or call them on 0303 123
1113.
 
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Andrew Lock
FoI Business Partner - Localism
0303 44 42137
[email address]
 
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Dear Despatch Box,
Thank you for your late response to my request for information under the Freedom of Information legislation.
We are unhappy at the response or the delay in the time taken to consider our request considering you have admitted that this information is available to your department.
Further more we do not consider it appropriate use of section 35 (1)(a) which relates to policy development or
formulation.
I would appreciate a response as soon as possible

Yours sincerely,

Alan J Mackay

Despatch Box,

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Dear Mr Mackay
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 20 March 2017.
 
I have attached our formal response to your request, and the information
you asked for.
 
Knowledge and Information Access Team
Department for Communities and Local Government
 
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