Payments made to Stonewall as part of their Diversity Champions Programme

Information Standards Freedom of Information Response

Our Ref: FoI 22-21

08 July 2021


Freedom of Information Act 2000

I can confirm that the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission (Assembly Commission) holds some of the information relevant to your request of 11 June 2021.  In your request you asked for the following information:

“Please provide the following information:

  • What was the membership fee given to Stonewall as part of their Diversity Champions programme in each of 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 by your organisation?
  • What additional monies have been given to Stonewall in each of 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21? Specifically, this incorporates:
  • Events/conferences (where, for example, your organisation has purchased tickets to attend or entered raffles or auctions organised by Stonewall). Please name any events/conferences that your organisation attended and the date attended.
  • Other programmes (such as LGBT Leadership programme, LGBT Role Model programme, Ally and/or Trans Ally programmes, as well as Train the Trainer programmes).”


Please find attached at Appendix A, the information held by the Assembly Commission in relation to this request.

If you feel that the information we have provided does not meet your request fully, please contact this office as soon as possible.  You have the right to request a formal review by the Assembly Commission and if you wish to do so, please write to me at the above address.

If after such an internal review you are still unhappy with the response, you have the right to appeal to the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,  Cheshire SK9 5AF who will undertake an independent review.

The Assembly Commission may publish details of your FOI request and our official response within the organisational disclosure log. The request will be completely anonymised and you will not be identified in any way. This is to meet the requirements as laid out by in the agreed publication scheme with the Information Commissioners’ Office.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  Please remember to quote the reference number above.

Yours sincerely



Appendix A











There were no other amounts paid to Stonewall Equality Limited from the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission aside from those already noted above.