Event fund

Event fund

Data Controller and purpose

The information you provide will be used by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets’ Arts, Parks and Events Service, to process your event fund application. The service is provided jointly with the Third Sector team under the GDPR and UK Data Protection Legislation and the participants are Joint Controllers of the data you provide. Tower Hamlets Council is the Data Controller. Each service will have a detailed privacy notice, to tell you more about your data and how it is processed.

We have received your contact data and if awarded a grant we will take your bank details and after your event, we will receive photographs from you and will use these for processing your grant application, evaluation, and payment.

We process your data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and if you have any concerns the council’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted on DPO@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Condition For Processing Personal Data

It is necessary for us to process your personal data [name, address, contact details], under the GDPR for compliance with a legal obligation.

A delay in you providing the information requested may result in a delay in providing appropriate services. 

How long do we keep your information?

We will only hold your information for as long as is required by law and to provide you with the necessary services. This is likely to be for 7 years after the case is closed. For further details, you can view our retention schedule.

We may also anonymise some personal data you provide to us to ensure that you cannot be identified and use this for statistical analysis of data to allow the council to effectively target and plan the provision of services.

Information sharing

Your personal information may be shared with internal departments or with external partners and agencies involved in delivering services on our behalf. As stated above this will include the Third Sector team. On occasion this will include external delivery partners and statutory bodies such as the emergency services, licensing, transportation and highways, and health and safety as required.

The council has a duty to protect public funds and may use personal information and data-matching techniques to detect and prevent fraud, and ensure public money is targeted and spent in the most appropriate and cost-effective way. Information may be shared with internal services and external bodies like the Audit Commission, Department for Work and Pensions, other local authorities, HM Revenue and Customs, and the Police. This activity is carried out under social protection law. 

Your Rights

You can find out more about your rights on our Data Protection page and this includes details of your rights about automated decisions, such as the ranking of Housing Applications, and how to complain to the Information Commissioner.