Cultural Hardship Fund for Freelancers

  1. Summary

    This privacy notice relates to the Cultural Hardship Fund for Freelancers which we will refer to throughout this privacy notice as “the Fund” and explains what personal information is collected, what it is used for and who it is provided to.  The Fund will provide support to Manchester freelancers in the cultural and creative sector who have suffered from hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is a key part of the city’s economic recovery plans.

    Manchester City Council is working with HOME to provide administration support to the Fund which is managed by the Savannah Wisdom Foundation Charity with funding support from B&M Retail PLC.  

    The Savannah Wisdom Foundation will be the data controller for any personal and financial data that is provided in relation to grant applications.  

    Manchester City Council and HOME will be data processors for the Fund and will use the application information provided to undertake an assessment of eligibility for funding.  

  2. What is the lawful basis we are relying on?

    The Fund will collect personal and financial information for the purposes of receiving applications, evaluating those applications against an eligibility criteria, to administer the records in accordance with Charity Commission requirements and to evaluate the effectiveness of the Fund through voluntary post award evaluations.  The fund processes personal data in pursuit of the legitimate interests of the data controller under Article 6(1)(f) of the UK General Data Protection Regulation. The legitimate interest pursued by the Charity is the fulfilment of its general charitable purpose which is the prevention or relief of poverty.  The information collected will enable an assessment to be made of eligibility for the Cultural Hardship Fund for Freelancers.  

  3. Who will we share your personal information with?

    Your personal data will be shared with the Savannah Wisdom Foundation and HOME

  4. How long will we keep your information?

    We will keep personal information contained in files in line with our retention policy. If successful in your application then your personal data will be kept for 6 years after the date when you, as grant recipient, are free from all conditions relating to the grant awarded and all payment have been made.

  5. Your personal information and your rights

    By law you have rights over how your data is collected, processed and stored. These are:

    • the right to ask for access to the personal information we hold about you
    • the right to ask that your personal information is given to you, or another service provider of your choice, in a commonly used format
    • the right to ask us to stop using or to delete your information
    • the right to ask us to limit what we use your personal information for the right to ask us to change personal information you think is wrong.

  6. Contacting us about your data and updates

    Accessing personal information held about you

    You have the right to ask for information we hold about you; this is a subject access request. 

    You can make a subject access request in relation to this fund by contacting:

    Savannah Wisdom (Data Controller)

    Savannah Wisdom
    Suite 2, Ground Floor, Torr Vale Mills, Tore Vale Road, 
    New Mills, High Peak
    SK22 3HS



    You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office if you're unhappy about how we process your information.

    The contact details for the Information Commissioner’s Office are: 

    Wycliffe House Water Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF

    Telephone: 01625 545 745 or 0303 123 1113


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