Privacy notice discretionary business support grant applications

Our discretionary business support grant applications privacy notice explains how we use your personal information and tells you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

Information we collect

The information we ask for is essential – we can’t consider your application without it. When you apply, we will need your:

  • personal details including your name, date of birth and national insurance number
  • business information such as your business name and trading address, details of the nature of your business, number of staff employed including your legal status,  your self-assessment unique taxpayer reference, your company number and VAT registration number (if you are registered)
  • financial information such as two months bank statements, your turnover and balance sheet figures, income/ongoing costs, any other grants, loans or financial assistance you have applied for or received
  • bank account details that you would like your grant paid into
  • contact details including a telephone number and email address and preferred correspondence address

Why we collect this information

We collect your information for the following purposes:

  • personal details, so we can identify you
  • business information, to identify your business and to check that you are eligible for assistance
  • financial information, which is used to work out your grant entitlement
  • bank details, so we can pay any grant direct to you
  • contact details, so we can get in touch with you, if we have any questions about your application

Who we might share your information with

We may share your information with HM Revenues and Customs. This is the government department responsible for tax, payments and customs for the UK. Your personal information may be shared for statistical monitoring purposes and for the detection and prevention of fraud.

We may share your information with other local authorities. This is to check for duplicate or fraudulent applications.

What we do with your information

The information you provide is used for us to execute our public duty under Section 1 of the Localism Act 2011.

How long we keep your information

We will keep your information for 3 years (plus the current year) from the date of your application.

Your rights

You do have some legal rights in respect of the personal information we collect from you. Please see our Privacy policy page for further details.

If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office at:

You can also contact our Data Protection Officer by email at