We have a received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following:
- A breakdown of the funding given by the Home Office to the Football Supporters’ Federation in the 2007/08, 2008/09 and 2009/10 financial years.
- Details of any letters of offer or contracts relating to any funding given to the Football Supporters Federation in the 2007/08, 2008/09 and 2009/10 financial years.
- Details of any grant offered to the Football Supporters’ Federation for the 2010/11 year.
- Details of any other funding or grant given to any other football fan supporter bodies.
We released the following information on 14th May 2010
FSF Grant for International work
Funding for FSF Fans Embassies*
FSF Informational fanzines*
FSF website providing information to travelling supporters
- Relating to overseas matches involving the England national team and the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Champions League Finals.
Certain Information in this letter is personal data relating to third parties, the disclosure of which would contravene one of the data protection principles. In such circumstances, Section 40 (2) and (3) of the FOIA applies. In this case, our view is that disclosure would breach the first data protection principle. This states that personal data should be processed fairly and lawfully. It is the fairness aspect of this principle which, in our view, would be breached by disclosure. In such circumstances, Section 40 confers an absolute exemption on disclosure.
A contract for 2010/11 has not been finalised. The matter is under discussion internally and with the Football Supporters’ Federation.
Funding has been provided to FSF Cymru for their international work relating to the Wales national team.
Funding to FSF Cymru for International work