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Business Grants Privacy Notice

Service being provided

Administration of Worcester City Council Business Grants.

Categories of personal data we need to collect

  • Name
  • Address
  • Contact Details
  • Financial
  • Signatures

Consequences of failing to provide personal data

If you do not provide the required personal data it may delay or prevent the processing of your application/award of a business grant.

Data Controller and Processors

The Data Controller is Worcester City Council

The Data Protection Officer for Worcester City Council can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Malvern Hills District Council is a Data Processor supporting this purpose.

Purpose of Processing & Lawful Basis

Service Delivery

Service planning/Improvement

Prevention or Detection of Fraud/Crime

Our legal basis for using your personal data is:

Entering or performance of a contract with the data subject

Performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Who we share the information with

We share information with our partners including:

Malvern Hills District Council (to facilitate payment of grants)

Other District Councils (Economic Development Teams)

South Worcestershire Strategic Partnership

Worcester BID (further business support)                

Worcestershire Regulatory Services (to check licensing information)

Worcestershire Business Central (further business support)

Worcestershire County Council (to check if previously received funding from Enterprising Worcestershire schemes)

Worcester City Council, in partnership with Worcestershire County Council and the other Worcestershire District Councils, use a shared Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database which helps us to monitor and record business enquiries including grant applications. It also helps us target services and products that you might be interested in such as grants, funding and business support. The CRM database is shared with Worcestershire Business Central, Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce and Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership.

How long we hold your information

We will only keep your information for the minimum period necessary. The information outlined in this privacy notice will be kept in accordance with our retention schedule. All information will be held securely and destroyed under confidential conditions.

Individual Legal Rights

Our use of your data will be subject to the following legal rights:

  • Your Right to be Informed
  • Your Right to Access your personal data
  • Your Right for us to Rectify your personal data
  • Your Right to Object to how we use your personal data

Individual right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office

If you have any worries or questions about how your personal information is handled please contact our Data Protection Officer via

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

Phone: 01905 722233

Postal Address:
Data Protection Officer
Worcester City Council
The Guildhall
High Street

If you still have concerns following our response you have the right to raise the matter with the Information Commissioner’s Office:

Postal Address:

Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,

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