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16 March 2017 – 1147.2016-17 – Financing of Community Fund


How and where does the PCC derive the finances for her donations to the Community Fund.? There being no information in any financial documents provided by her or the force on the source of these funds.


Extent and Result of Searches to Locate Information

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted within the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC).  


I have today decided to disclose the located information to you.

The information you have requested is published on the OPCC’s website under the following link:

Table 1 of the accounts from 2015/16 (Page 3) shows the OPCC’s sources of finance. The table sets out the source of the funds that are then allocated to current OPCC programmes, including the Community Fund. All financial information relating to all of the OPCC’s programmes are published and available on the website.

The following link shows the Community Fund Project’s funding awards over the past 4 financial years:  

I have therefore decided to exempt providing you with a response pursuant to Section 21 Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act).

Section 17 of the Act requires North Yorkshire Police, when refusing to provide such information (because the information is exempt) to provide you the applicant with a notice which: (a) states that fact, (b) specifies the exemption in question and (c) states (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption applies 

Section 21 – Information Reasonably Accessible by Other Means

Section 21 is an absolute class based exemption and I am not required to consider the harm or public interest when applying this exemption.

Pursuant to Section 17(1) of the Act this letter acts as a Refusal Notice in response to your request.