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Community renewal fund privacy notice

Privacy notice for the Place department community renewal fund.

We're committed to protecting your personal data and ensuring that it is processed fairly and lawfully. Information you provide to us will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and subsequent legislation.

We collect different categories of information about you, depending on the service you are requesting and the reason we need to process information relating to you. The data we process may be your name and address or in certain circumstances we may be required to process more sensitive personal data, known as special category data.

Purpose of processing

The information provided will only be processed for the purpose of meeting our statutory and legal responsibilities, delivering services, developing, and improving services, measuring our performance, and providing information and training in relation to the Community Renewal Fund.

Your personal data is being collected as an essential part of the UK Community Renewal Fund bidding process. Your personal data will help make sure your application is reviewed appropriately and to ensure that we contact the right people regarding the outcomes of the process.

This privacy notice explains:

  • how personal information is going to be used
  • what it is used for
  • who it might be shared with and why
  • how long it is kept

Personal and special category data

The categories of personal data we are processing are:

  • applicant name
  • application contact name and position
  • contact telephone number
  • email address
  • postal address
  • senior responsible officer contact details

Data Controller

We have been designated as a 'Lead Authority' in Great Britain for the UK Community Renewal Fund. For the purposes of this initial local bidding process, all personal data used up to the submission of the shortlist, we will be a joint data controller with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

This is for all UK Community Renewal Fund related personal data collected with the relevant forms as part of this process.

Once the successful applications have been identified by MHCLG, this is considered the second part of the process. Any data collected by DCC for monitoring purposes, or to evaluate the programme, will be on behalf of MHCLG who will be considered the sole data controller for this data.

View the MHCLG privacy notice.

The MHCLG is a data controller for all UK Community Renewal Fund related personal data collected with the relevant forms submitted to MHCLG, and the control and processing of personal data. To contact their data protection officer, email

We ensure that your personal data is accurate, processed fairly and lawfully, kept secure and retained for no longer than is necessary.

The legal basis for processing personal data

Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

As part of the application form you will be asked to confirm that you accept the uses of your personal data, as outlined here, and restated on the application form. Although the word 'consent' is used on the application form, this is not a reference to a lawful basis to use your data.

How we use your personal information

Our privacy policy determines how we use personal data. We use it specifically to:

  • process applications - we'll use these to undertake the initial part of the application process
  • appraise and prioritise applications and submit a shortlist to UK government
  • use your personal data for contact purposes

Sharing your information

Data shall be shared with Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG part of UK Government). It will not be shared with any other third parties unless required by law. The information provided will not be used for marketing purposes unless you have agreed to this or to take any automated decisions.

Amount of time we will hold your information

The information provided will be kept in accordance with our retention policy.

Keeping your information secure

We're committed to protecting personal data and have data policies and proceduresin place to ensure that it is safeguarded.

Your rights

Should you wish to raise any concerns about how we have processed your personal data you can contact the data protection officer, please contact us.


Data Protection Officer
County Hall

You also have the right to contact the Information Commissioner.

If you would like a copy of this information in a different format, please email: