The DPO Centre is excited to announce a new round of funding for its Charity and Community Fund. With an increase of 50% on the 2023 funding pool the annual allocation has now risen from £100,000 to £150,000.
The fund offers up to £50,000 in each of the 3 funding rounds throughout 2024. A proportion of this amount is then allocated to each of the successful organisations, who then receive expert data protection advice and support from The DPO Centre’s experienced team.
This initiative is more than just a funding programme. Our data protection consultancy services help empower organisations to navigate the complexities of data protection with confidence.
Since initiating the fund in July 2022, we are proud to have supported a wide range of worthy causes with grants of up to £10,000.
Rob Masson, CEO of The DPO Centre said, ‘It has been an honour to support each of the fund beneficiaries so far. With this funding increase, we look forward to assisting many more during 2024. The Fund was set up to provide charities and community projects with much-needed funds to gain access to our data protection expertise. This increase ensures we remain committed to delivering this valuable support.’
At least 4 beneficiaries are chosen in each of the funding rounds. Each organisation can apply to receive up to £10,000 towards data protection consultancy services that are 80% funded.
Previously unsuccessful organisations are welcome to re-apply, but only one application per 12-month period will be considered.
The DPO Centre’s charity panel, which includes representatives from all areas of the business, carefully considers and assesses each application. The successful charities are then selected after an independent voting A series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end..
Further information and application details can be found on The DPO Centre’s website
Fight for Sight is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to stopping sight loss caused by eye conditions and diseases. The Charity and Community fund helped support Fight for Sight with essential data protection services, including a review of existing processes to ensure compliance with all relevant data protection laws. The project contributed towards the ongoing improvement of customer trust and levels of engagement.
The Winch, also known as The Winchester Project, is a small charity working with children and young people across Camden, North London and surrounding boroughs. The DPO Centre’s fund helped support their data protection processes and implement best practices for handing large quantities of special category Information which relates to an identified or identifiable natural person..
Soye Briggs, Chief Operating Officer at The Winch said, ‘Working with The DPO Centre was rewarding as they stimulated deep dive thinking around our data processes. The Community Fund enabled us to move forward on one of our strategic objectives.’