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FOI 4325

Spending and engagement with the voluntary sector

Request

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please note that the three separate elements below should be considered three separate requests. I remind you that it is a legal requirement to respond to Freedom of Information requests.

Freedom of Information Request 1 - Grants and contract spend in 2011-12

Please send me the following information by email:

Grants issued to the voluntary and community sector in 2011-12

a. The total amount in £ of expenditure issued to voluntary and community sector organisations through all local authority grants programmes for the year 2011-12

b. The total number of grants issued to voluntary and community sector organisations during the year 2011-12

c. Your total grant budget for the year 2011-12, including all local authority grant fund programmes


Contracts issued to the voluntary and community sector in 2011-12


d. The total amount in £ of expenditure through direct contracts (defined as an agreement made directly with a voluntary sector organisation or group of organisations to deliver services on behalf of the council) to voluntary and community sector organisations for the year 2011-12

e. The total amount in £ of expenditure through indirect contracts (defined as an agreement with a provider which is not a voluntary sector organisation, group or consortia but makes explicit reference to sub-contracting with the voluntary and community sector) involving voluntary and community sector organisations during 2011-12

f. The total number of direct contracts issued to voluntary and community sector organisations during the year 2011-12

g. The total number of indirect contracts issued involving the voluntary and community sector organisations during 2011-12

h. Your total contract budget for the year 2011-12, including all local authority contract programmes


Budget allocation


i. Your total budget allocation in £ for the year 2011-12, including local revenue, business rates and grant allocation provided by central government



Freedom of Information Request 2 - Expected grants and contract spend in 2012-13



Please send me the following information by email:


Grants issued to the voluntary and community sector in 2012-13

a. The total amount in £ of your budget allocation anticipated to be issued to voluntary and community sector organisations through all local authority grants programmes for the year 2012-13

b. The total anticipated number of grants issued to voluntary and community sector organisations during the year 2012-13

c. Your total grant budget for the year 2012-13, including all local authority grant fund programmes



Contracts issued to the voluntary and community sector in 2012-13

d. The total amount in £ of your budget currently allocated to direct contracts (defined as an agreement made directly with a voluntary sector organisation or group of organisations to deliver services on behalf of the council) to voluntary and community sector organisations for the year 2012-13

e. The total amount in £ of your budget currently allocated to indirect contracts (defined as an agreement with a provider which is not a voluntary sector organisation, group or consortia which makes explicit reference to sub-contracting with the voluntary and community sector) involving voluntary and community sector organisations during 2012-13

f. The total anticipated number of direct contracts issued to voluntary and community sector organisations during the year 2012-13

g. The total anticipated number of indirect contracts issued involving the voluntary and community sector organisations during 2012-13

h. Your total contract budget for the year 2012-13, including all local authority contract programmes



Budget allocation

i. Your total anticipated budget allocation in £ for the year 2012-13, including local revenue, business rates and grant allocation provided by central government

Freedom of Information Request 3 - Engagement with the VCS

Please send me the following information by email:

a. The number of consultations (including average length of consultation period) issued concerning changes to local policies in 2011-12

b. The number of consultations (including average length of consultation period) issued about changes to funding arrangements with the voluntary and community sector (through grants and contracts) from the financial year 2011-12 to 2012-13

c. The number of changes to funding arrangements with the voluntary and community sector (through grants and contracts) from the financial years 2011-12 to 2012-13 issued with less than three months' notice given directly to the affected organisation about the specific changes affecting them

d. The number of changes to funding arrangements from the financial years 2011-12 to 2012-13 issued with three months or more notice given directly to the affected organisation about the specific changes affecting them

e. The total number of changes to funding arrangements with the voluntary and community sector (through grants and contracts) from the financial years 2011-12 to 2012-13

f. The number of impact assessments issued prior to policy or funding decisions being made and/or implemented

g. Whether the local authority is currently signatory to a local Compact, and if so, which one

Response

Grants issued to the voluntary and community sector in 2011-12 

  1. The total amount in £ of expenditure issued to voluntary and community sector organisations through all local authority grants programmes for the year 2011-12

£231,634

  1. The total number of grants issued to voluntary and community sector organisations during the year 2011-12

29

  1. Your total grant budget for the year 2011-12, including all local authority grant fund programmes

£234,470

Contracts issued to the voluntary and community sector in 2011-12

  1. The total amount in £ of expenditure through direct contracts (defined as an agreement made directly with a voluntary sector organisation or group of organisations to deliver services on behalf of the council) to voluntary and community sector organisations for the year 2011-12

£142,836

  1. The total amount in £ of expenditure through indirect contracts (defined as an agreement with a provider which is not a voluntary sector organisation, group or consortia but makes explicit reference to sub-contracting with the voluntary and community sector) involving voluntary and community sector organisations during 2011-12

£0

  1. The total number of direct contracts issued to voluntary and community sector organisations during the year 2011-12

5

  1. The total number of indirect contracts issued involving the voluntary and community sector organisations during 2011-12

0

  1. Your total contract budget for the year 2011-12, including all local authority contract programmes

£4,013,403.00

Budget allocation

  1. Your total budget allocation in £ for the year 2011-12, including local revenue, business rates and grant allocation provided by central government

Total Budget £9.977m

Freedom of Information Request 2 - Expected grants and contract spend in 2012-13

Please send me the following information by email:

Grants issued to the voluntary and community sector in 2012-13

  1. The total amount in £ of your budget allocation anticipated to be issued to voluntary and community sector organisations through all local authority grants programmes for the year 2012-13

£223,400

  1. The total anticipated number of grants issued to voluntary and community sector organisations during the year 2012-13

29

c.        Your total grant budget for the year 2012-13, including all local authority grant fund programmes

£223,400

Contracts issued to the voluntary and community sector in 2012-13

d.       The total amount in £ of your budget currently allocated to direct contracts (defined as an agreement made directly with a voluntary sector organisation or group of organisations to deliver services on behalf of the council) to voluntary and community sector organisations for the year 2012-13

£123,836

e.       The total amount in £ of your budget currently allocated to indirect contracts (defined as an agreement with a provider which is not a voluntary sector organisation, group or consortia which makes explicit reference to sub-contracting with the voluntary and community sector) involving voluntary and community sector organisations during 2012-13

£0

f.         The total anticipated number of direct contracts issued to voluntary and community sector organisations during the year 2012-13

5

g.        The total anticipated number of indirect contracts issued involving the voluntary and community sector organisations during 2012-13

0

  1. Your total contract budget for the year 2012-13, including all local authority contract programmes

£ 4,013,403.00

Budget allocation

  1. Your total anticipated budget allocation in £ for the year 2012-13, including local revenue, business rates and grant allocation provided by central government

Total Budget £8.769m

 Freedom of Information Request 3 - Engagement with the VCS

Please send me the following information by email:

  1. The number of consultations (including average length of consultation period) issued concerning changes to local policies in 2011-12

Budget consultation 12 weeks

Parking consultation 6 weeks

Your Neighbourhood Consultation 8 weeks

Street Trading in the High Street 4 weeks

Private Sector Housing Renewal 4 weeks

Planning applications in accordance with statutory requirements

b.       The number of consultations (including average length of consultation period) issued about changes to funding arrangements with the voluntary and community sector (through grants and contracts) from the financial year 2011-12 to 2012-13

0

  1. The number of changes to funding arrangements with the voluntary and community sector (through grants and contracts) from the financial years 2011-12 to 2012-13 issued with less than three months' notice given directly to the affected organisation about the specific changes affecting them

0

  1. The number of changes to funding arrangements from the financial years 2011-12 to 2012-13 issued with three months or more notice given directly to the affected organisation about the specific changes affecting them

0

  1. The total number of changes to funding arrangements with the voluntary and community sector (through grants and contracts) from the financial years 2011-12 to 2012-13

0

  1. The number of impact assessments issued prior to policy or funding decisions being made and/or implemented

None in relation to funding decisions as no changes have been made

g.        Whether the local authority is currently signatory to a local Compact, and if so, which one

No