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FOI 4633 / January 2024 / Stonewall Membership

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold the information you have requested.

Questions and final response:

Question 1 - Was your organisation a member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions scheme in the financial year 2022-23?

Essex County Fire & Rescue Service (ECFRS) was not a member of the above scheme.

Question 2 - What was the membership fee given to Stonewall as part of their Diversity Champions programme in 2022-23 by your organisation?

Not applicable.

Question 3 - Is your organisation currently a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme?

ECFRS are not a member of the above scheme. •

Question 4 - What additional monies have been given to Stonewall in 2022-23?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 etc)?

Not applicable. 

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If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to apply for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of your original email and should be sent to or sent to our postal address: Internal Review, System & Data Information Governance Team, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB.

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