Data Protection

We will use the information you give us during assessment and during the life of your grant (if awarded) to administer and analyse grants and for research purposes.

We may give copies of all or some of this information to individuals and organisations we work with when assessing applications, administering the programme, monitoring grants and evaluating funding processes and impacts. Where relevant, we will provide these individuals and organisations with access to copies of previous applications and supporting documentation submitted to Power to Change.  These organisations may include accountants, external evaluators, government departments and other organisations or groups involved in delivering the programme.

We may publish open access data on successful grantees online.  We may share information with organisations and individuals with a legitimate interest in Power to Change applications, grants or specific funding programmes. Contact details of successful applicants may be passed on to Members of Parliament for the purposes of informing them of the applicant’s success.  We have a duty to protect charitable funds and for that reason we may also share information with other Lottery distributors, government departments, organisations providing matched funding or for the prevention and detection of crime including fraud and money laundering.

Your information may be transferred to an IT service provider based outside the European Economic Area (EEA). If your information is transferred outside the EEA, we will ensure it is sufficiently protected.

Information collected via survey or event registration software may be stored in the United States of America. In these circumstances the information will be stored in accordance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. This means the information will be collected, used and retained in a manner that ensures adequate levels of protection and complies with EU Data Protection Legislation.

We will use personal information provided by you in order to conduct appropriate identity checks. Personal information that you provide may be disclosed to a credit reference or fraud prevention agency, which may keep a record of that information.

If you provide false or inaccurate information in your application or at any point in the life of any funding we award you and fraud is identified, we will provide details to fraud prevention agencies to prevent fraud and money laundering. If you are a company this will include the names of the Company Directors at the time of the fraud. You must undertake to inform all Directors, Trustees and Committee members of this notice.

You can obtain further details explaining how the information held by fraud prevention agencies may be used by emailing ,by ringing us on 020 3857 7270, or by writing to:

Power to Change
The Clarence Centre
6 St George’s Circus
London SE1 6FE

Personal data requests are dealt with under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you want to know whether we hold personal information about you, you should email

Please refer to the Data Protection Act in your request.

We may withhold access to your information where we have the right to do so under The Data Protection Act 1998