The DPO Centre Charity and Community Fund

Throughout our years of working with charities and NFPs, we fully appreciate that every penny counts and all available resources need to be focussed on the cause. However, charities and NFPs need access to expert advice and guidance to ensure they run efficiently and remain compliant with the law. The DPO Centre is therefore proud to be able to offer our Charity and Community Fund.

The fund’s purpose is to provide access to our data protection consultancy services, but at an 80% funded rate, therefore enabling worthy causes to access our expertise, but with the least effect on their ability to fund their core purpose.

This funding round closes on:

1st August 2024

HOW THIS FUNDING CAN SUPPORT YOUR ORGANISATION

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Immediate access to Subject Matter Experts and a broadly experienced team of data protection professionals
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Removal of the ‘unknowns’ experienced when conducting a similar process internally
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Peace of mind that you are working with one of the largest, most established data protection providers available
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A decrease in the potential for compliance failure across the organisation
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Substantial reduction in regulatory and reputational risk
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Ultimately leading to improved trust, increased engagement, elevated reputation – promoting ever-increasing organisational value
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HOW IT WORKS

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The DPO Centre has set aside a £150,000 funding pot, split into 3 application periods throughout the year
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Eligible charities will be invited to apply for up to £10,000 of funding towards any of our consultancy services listed below
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Once the submission date closes, all applications will be carefully considered by our dedicated funding panel and applicants will be notified of the outcome
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Multiple applications can be made over time, but only one application in each 12 month period will be considered

IS YOUR ORGANISATION ELIGIBLE?

APPLY IN 3 SIMPLE STEPS

Whatever the size of your organisation and whether you are  an environmental, social, animal, children’s or community-based charity or NFP (or indeed something else), you will be eligible to apply for our funding.

We would expect your organisation to:

  • Be based in the UK
  • Have a management committee in place of at least 3 unrelated people
  • Have a bank account in the charity/NFP name
  • Be willing to carry out a case study once the consultancy work has been completed

 

Unfortunately we will not be able to accept applications from charities or NFPs who are political in nature.

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Once the funding window is open, simply fill out the application form below, providing as much information as you can about the great work your charity or NFP carries out, who you help and how much of an impact our consultancy work will make to your cause.*
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One of our sales team will share their calendar with you to book a call to discuss your requirements and what package we can offer.*
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Based on the discussions during the call, a full proposal being sent to you. We will need your written approval of this proposal before sending for final selection.*
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* It should be noted that there is a time limit of 5 working days between each of the stages of application. Please do ensure you are able to comply with these deadlines before commencing your application.
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When the funding deadline has passed, all applications will be assessed by our charity board, who will make their selections independently. We will then allocate the funds and contact all applicants with the outcome within one month of the closing date. If you are selected as one of the winners, you will have 5 days to sign the agreement, otherwise the funding will have to be allocated to another worthy cause (as we need to inform the non-winners in a timely fashion).

OUR RANGE OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES

The DPO Centre delivers a wide range of data protection consultancy services that we adapt to your organisation’s specific needs.

Examples of these services include:

  • Information Asset Register and Data Mapping ​
  • Policy Drafting and Review​
  • Impact Assessments and Gap Analysis
  • Data Protection Training​
  • Data Sharing and International Transfers ​
  • Privacy-by-Design
  • Data Protection Readiness
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For more information on all our consultancy services, please see our page here

CHARITIES WE’VE SUPPORTED

Cardinal
Fight For Sight
MQ
P3
Red Balloon
Restorative Justice For All
Survivors In Transition
The Winch
Servol Community Services
Self Injury Support
The Community Advice andLaw Service
Church Revitalisation Trust

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