Sport Northern Ireland is a transparent and open organisation; publishing a great deal of information about what we do on this website. However there may be other issues about which you would like further information and the following text explains how you may obtain such information.

Publication Scheme

In order to comply with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, public sector organisations such as Sport Northern Ireland have to routinely publish information whenever possible.

Sport Northern Ireland reviews the information routinely put into the public domain to ensure it compliant with the Definition Document. You will be able to see where Sport Northern Ireland do not hold relevant information or where for some reason Sport Northern Ireland has decided not to routinely disclose information identified in the Definition Document by referring to our Publication Scheme Guidance (Download)

Most of the information Sport Northern Ireland makes routinely available can be accessed through our website. Such information is continually updated. If you cannot find information through the website’s search engine and Sport Northern Ireland has indicated in our Publication Scheme that the information is routinely available this may be because the information cannot be loaded onto our website. In such circumstances you should contact us requesting the information to be provided to you.

Freedom of Information Officer
Sport Northern Ireland
2a Upper Malone Road
Belfast
BT9 5LA
Email: foi@sportni.net

Accessing information which is not included in the Publication Scheme

As an open and transparent organisation Sport Northern Ireland is committed to routinely publishing as much information as possible. Nevertheless, if you want information which is not on our website or otherwise available through our guide to information you may ask us for it in accordance with further provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and of the Environmental Information Regulations 2005. Your request should include your name and address and clearly state the information you require. The requests should be sent to:

Freedom of Information Officer
Sport Northern Ireland
2a Upper Malone Road
Belfast
BT9 5LA
Email: foi@sportni.net

By law Sport Northern Ireland has to deal with such requests within 20 working days. If you make a request and are not satisfied with the way in which Sport Northern Ireland deal with it you may ask for the decision to be reviewed. If you wish Sport Northern Ireland to undertake such a review you should write us at the above address. If you are dissatisfied at the conclusion of any review you may complain to the Information Commissioner at:

Freedom of Information Act 2000 and of the Environmental Information Regulations 2005. Your request should include your name and address and clearly state the information you require. The requests should be sent to:

Information Commissioner’s Office
3rd Floor
14 Cromac Place
Belfast
BT7 2JB
Tel: 0289 027 8757 or 0303 123 1114
Email: ni@ico.org.uk
Website: https://ico.org.uk/

Fees and Charges

The Freedom of Information Act and the associated Fees Regulations stipulate that Sport Northern Ireland cannot levy a fee for information unless there is a statutory basis for doing so or the cost of extracting the information exceeds £450. However, Sport Northern Ireland is allowed to charge for disbursements related to the provision of information and any reformatting requested by the applicant provided Sport Northern Ireland ensure that applicants are aware of any charges which may be made.

No charges will be made for any information accessed via our website.
Fees charged for Freedom of Information requests are dependent on a number of factors including the volume of material requested, preferred format to receive the information and postage costs. Responses to enquiries that cost Sport Northern Ireland less than £450 to process will be normally be provided free of charge. Sport Northern Ireland has the right to refuse to respond to a request that is estimated to cost more than £450 to process. If the cost is greater than £450 and you agree to pay these costs Sport Northern Ireland will normally provide you with the information once the fee has been paid.

If you want any further information about the provision of information, associated fees or have any difficulty accessing information provided on our website please contact us.

Subject Access Requests under the Data Protection Act 1998

If you want to ask us for information which Sport Northern Ireland may hold about you personally then this will be dealt with under the Data Protection Act 1998. This would include information which is limited to you as a person. If you wish to make a Subject Access Request you should write to:

Data Protection Officer
Sport Northern Ireland
2a Upper Malone Road
Belfast
BT9 5LA

As part of the request you should specify the kind of information you wish to be made available to you. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 Sport Northern Ireland will provide the information you ask for within 40 working days. If you are unhappy with any aspect reagrding the way in Sport Northern Ireland deal with your Subject Access Request you may complain to Sport Northern Ireland or to the Information Commissioner. If you feel Sport Northern Ireland has failed to disclose information without good reason you may apply to a Court for disclosure.