Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would be grateful if you could tell me for each of the last eight full financial years how much grant funding was awarded to charitable organisations by your local authority and how many grants this was composed of.
Devon County Council already publishes information on our website under the Transparency Code and this can be seen at: https://www.devon.gov.uk/accesstoinformation/transparency-code
Beyond this information, Devon County Council holds no further information.
Further, could you tell me for each of the last eight full financial years how many contracts were awarded to charities to carry out services on behalf of your local authority and what the value of these contracts amounted to in each financial year.
Devon County Council does not hold this information relating to contracts which were awarded to charities rather than any other private organisation. All expenditure over £500 can be seen via the link referred to in response to question 1 above.