Privacy notice

Who we are

Find a grant is a digital service run by the Cabinet Office (‘we’). Its purpose is to bring together information from across Government to make it easier for users to search for grants.

As we decide how your data will be collected and processed, we are the ‘data controller’.

Why our use of your personal data is lawful

Because you have freely given your data to us, we are allowed to use it in line with this privacy policy. This is called ‘subject consent’.

The personal data we collect

Our service collects your email address. We will use it to send you notifications about:

  • grants you are following
  • new grants that match your saved search criteria
  • unsubscribing from our mailing lists (should you choose to do so)
  • approaching deadlines for the grants you are following

We also use Google Analytics to collect information about how you use Find a grant. You can find out more by reading our cookie preferences.

How long we keep your data

We will keep your email address until:

  • the grant you are following closes
  • you unsubscribe from the notification
  • it has been 7 years since you gave us your email address

Who has access to your personal data?

The Cabinet Office and our external data storage supplier (GPaaS) have access to your data. Your data will not be shared further. Our data storage supplier will only use your data in line with this privacy policy.

Your rights

  • You have the right to request information about how your personal data are processed, and to request a copy of that personal data.
  • You have the right to request that any inaccuracies in your personal data are rectified without delay.
  • You have the right to request that any incomplete personal data are completed, including by means of a supplementary statement.
  • You have the right to request that your personal data are erased if there is no longer a justification for them to be processed.
  • You have the right in certain circumstances (for example, where accuracy is contested) to request that the processing of your personal data is restricted.
  • You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data where it is processed for direct marketing purposes.
  • You have the right to withdraw consent to the processing of your personal data at any time.
  • You have the right to request a copy of any personal data you have provided, and for this to be provided in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format.

International Transfers

As your personal data is stored on our IT infrastructure, and shared with our data processors, it may be transferred and stored securely outside the UK. Where that is the case it will be subject to equivalent legal protection through an adequacy decision or reliance on Standard Contractual Clauses.


If you consider that your personal data has been misused or mishandled, you may make a complaint to the Information Commissioner, who is an independent regulator.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane


Cheshire SK9 5AF

Any complaint to the Information Commissioner is without prejudice to your right to seek redress through the courts.

Contact details

The data controller for your personal data is the Cabinet Office.

The contact details for the data controller are:

Cabinet Office

Telephone: 0207 276 1234

Cabinet Office

70 Whitehall

London SW1A 2AS

The contact details for the data controller’s Data Protection Officer are:

The Data Protection Officer provides independent advice and monitoring of Cabinet Office’s use of personal information.