OIA Request: UoA student clubs & societies funding allocation

Mr Jonathan Reed made this Official Information request to University of Auckland

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From: Mr Jonathan Reed

Dear University of Auckland,

This request is in regards to funding and grants allocations to University of Auckland clubs and societies for the 2021 academic year.
Could the following information please be provided under the Official Information Act:

(1) The total amount of funding provided to student clubs or societies in 2021.
(2) A breakdown of (1), consisting of the amount of funding received by each University of Auckland student club or society that was successful or partially successful in any major or minor grants application in 2021.

Thank you,

Mr Jonathan Reed

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From: Mr Jonathan Reed

Dear University of Auckland,

In addition to my OIA request: "OIA Request: UoA student clubs & societies funding allocation". I would like to add the following additional questions. Could the following statistics also be provided:

(3) The amount of funding requested by each University of Auckland student club or society for the 2021 academic year, split by type of funding request (i.e., major grant - round 1, major grant - round 2, minor grants).
(4) The percentage of requested funding that was approved for each University of Auckland student club or society for the 2021 academic year, split by type of funding request (i.e., major grant - round 1, major grant - round 2, minor grants).

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Jonathan Reed

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From: Rebecca Ewert
University of Auckland

Dear Mr Reed,

 

I refer to your requests of 11 and 13 January 2022 for information
concerning funding for University of Auckland clubs and societies under
the Official Information Act (OIA). The University’s response follows:

 

“This request is in regards to funding and grants allocations to
University of Auckland clubs and societies for the 2021 academic year.
Could the following information please be provided under the Official
Information Act:

(1) The total amount of funding provided to student clubs or societies in
2021.”

(2) A breakdown of (1), consisting of the amount of funding received by
each University of Auckland student club or society that was successful or
partially successful in any major or minor grants application in 2021

 

(3) The amount of funding requested by each University of Auckland student
club or society for the 2021 academic year, split by type of funding
request (i.e., major grant - round 1, major grant - round 2, minor
grants).

(4) The percentage of requested funding that was approved for each
University of Auckland student club or society for the 2021 academic year,
split by type of funding request (i.e., major grant - round 1, major grant
- round 2, minor grants).”

The University can provide the total amount of funding provided to student
clubs and societies in 2021, and a breakdown as follows: for each student
club/society, the total amount of funding requested in 2021, and the total
amount of funding provided in 2021. However, the University cannot break
this down further into major or minor grant applications and funding
rounds because this information is not available from our records systems
without a substantial amount of collation or research.

 

Please advise by 28 January 2022 whether you wish to amend your request
for a breakdown to the information specified above. If you do not wish to
amend your request, it is likely that the University will refuse to
provide a breakdown by major or minor grants application and funding
rounds under section 18(f) of the OIA. Your requests of 11 and 13 January
2022 will be treated as a single request for the purposes of section 18(f)
in accordance with section 18A(2) of the OIA.

 

Yours sincerely,

Rebecca Ewert

General Counsel

University of Auckland

 

From: Mr Jonathan Reed <[1][FOI #18153 email]>
Sent: Thursday, 13 January 2022 8:52 AM
To: legal <[2][email address]>
Subject: Re: Official Information request - OIA Request: UoA student clubs
& societies funding allocation

 

Dear University of Auckland,

In addition to my OIA request: "OIA Request: UoA student clubs & societies
funding allocation". I would like to add the following additional
questions. Could the following statistics also be provided:

(3) The amount of funding requested by each University of Auckland student
club or society for the 2021 academic year, split by type of funding
request (i.e., major grant - round 1, major grant - round 2, minor
grants).
(4) The percentage of requested funding that was approved for each
University of Auckland student club or society for the 2021 academic year,
split by type of funding request (i.e., major grant - round 1, major grant
- round 2, minor grants).

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Jonathan Reed

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From: Mr Jonathan Reed

Dear Rebecca Ewert,

I refer to the OIA request I made on 11 and 13 January 2022. Thank you for your reply on 25-Jan-2022:

“The University can provide the total amount of funding provided to student
clubs and societies in 2021, and a breakdown as follows: for each student
club/society, the total amount of funding requested in 2021, and the total
amount of funding provided in 2021. However, the University cannot break
this down further into major or minor grant applications and funding
rounds because this information is not available from our records system
without a substantial amount of collation or research.

Please advise by 28 January 2022 whether you wish to amend your request
for a breakdown to the information specified above. If you do not wish to
amend your request, it is likely that the University will refuse to
provide a breakdown by major or minor grants application and funding
rounds under section 18(f) of the OIA. Your requests of 11 and 13 January
2022 will be treated as a single request for the purposes of section 18(f)
in accordance with section 18A(2) of the OIA.”

My response is as follows:

I would like to amend my initial OIA request made on 11 and 13 January 2022 and could the following information regarding University of Auckland student clubs and societies please be provided:

(1) The total amount of funding distributed to all University of Auckland student clubs or societies in 2021.
(2) The total amount of funding requested by all University of Auckland student clubs or societies in 2021.
(3) A breakdown of (1) consisting of the amount of funding distributed to each University of Auckland student club or society that was successful or partially successful in any major or minor grants application in 2021.
(4) The amount of funding requested by each University of Auckland student club or society that was unsuccessful, successful or partially successful in any major or minor grants application in 2021.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Jonathan Reed

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