Building Grant Schemes Privacy Notice

The following information provides details on how we may collect use and where appropriate share personal information in relation to the Council's Business Grant schemes including but not limited to Townscape Heritage Initiative, Living over the Shops and Shopfront scheme in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). It should be read in conjunction with the our full privacy notice document.

Updated: 23 May 2023

Reviewed: 23 May 2023

The reasons we use your data

West Lindsey District Council will collect your personal information for the purposes of the delivering the relevant Business Grant scheme which may also be part funded by other organisations. This applies to all public consultation, building grant projects and the activity projects as part of the overall scheme.

Public Consultation: We will collect your name, contact details and opinions.

Building Grant Projects: We will collect your name, contact details, agents details, application details, opinions, payment information, interests, mortgage information and other grant details.

Activity Programme: We will collect your name, contact details, opinions, age and gender.

Why we are allowed to use your data

Contract and Public task under various UK laws.

How do we collect your data

We collect personal information by letter, email, telephone, online and through face to face contact with yourself, or on occasion an agreed representative of you appointed by yourself. For the building grant information is collated through an application form.

How long do we keep your personal information

We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting or reporting requirements. Details of retention periods for different aspects of your personal information are available in our retention policy [pdf / 162 KB].

Who we can share your data with

It may be necessary to share your information with other third party organisations in order to manage the grant schemes and initiatives. These may include:

  • other council departments who are part of the administration of heritage assets
  • Heritage Lottery Fund.
  • TDR Heritage
  • Lincolnshire County Council
  • Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP)

When computers make any decisions about you

Not applicable

When your data gets sent to other countries

Not applicable

What rights do you have in relation to your personal information

Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:

  • have inaccurate or incomplete data we hold about you corrected.
  • request the erasure of personal data we hold
  • object to processing
  • request the restriction of processing of your personal date.
  • request the transfer of your personal data.
  • request access to your personal information.

How to get independent advice

If you have any questions about how your personal information is handled, please contact our Data Protection Officer via email at or via the contact details at the bottom of the privacy notice.

For independent advice about data protection, privacy, data sharing issues or if you are dissatisfied with how your personal information has been used you have a right to complain and can contact the Information Commissioner at;

Information Commissioner’s Officer

Wycliffe House

Water Lane




Telephone: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545745 (national rate)



Contact details

West Lindsey District Council


Marshall’s Yard



DN21 2NA

Tel: 01427 676676



Please see our full Privacy Notice

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