Any information you give us will be held securely. Personal data will be processed in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR).

Information relating to registered businesses, charities or similar entities may not be considered personal data under the rules on data protection.

We will share details of all applications, including personal details, with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for research and evaluation purposes. Grant recipients may also be contacted by BEIS for research purposes. Details of how BEIS may collect, hold or use your personal data are available via the BEIS Personal Information Charter.

Details of how the Council processes personal data and your rights are available on the Council's Corporate Privacy Notice.

We are under a duty to protect public funds and we will use the information you provide to verify your eligibility for the grant against other records available to us, such as the Business Rates system.

Important information about fraud

Please be aware that the government will not accept deliberate manipulation and fraud. Any business caught falsifying their records to gain additional grant money will face prosecution and any funding issued will be subject to claw back, as may any grants paid in error. If fraud is detected, you could be refused certain services, finance or employment.

We may share or match information provided with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, or where undertaking a public function in order to prevent and detect fraud. Details of how the Council processes personal data for counter fraud purposes and your rights are available on Council's Corporate Fraud Privacy Notice.

DECLARATIONS
The detection and prevention of fraud
We will not accept deliberate manipulation and fraud. Any business or person caught falsifying their records to gain grant money will face prosecution and any funding issued will be subject to claw back, as may any grants paid in error.
By submitting an application you consent to us checking the information you provide with third parties and other council departments in order to detect and prevent fraud.



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