Privacy Policy

Peter Minet Trust takes your privacy seriously. We have adopted this Privacy Policy in recognition of your right to keep personal information private. The policy describes our privacy practices in relation to your use of our website and our treatment of all personally identifiable information that we collect or hold.

What is Peter Minet Trust?

The Peter Minet Trust is UK registered charity and independent grant-making trust that aims to improve the quality of life for people living in the London Boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. It does this by making grants to UK registered charities

The information we collect

We will only collect personal information from you where we have a legitimate reason to do so and/or you give your explicit consent. When you register on our website, we only collect your name and email address. When you apply for a grant for your organisation from us, we will collect personal data so that we can contact you about your organisation’s application, assess the application, contact you about any grant we can or can’t make and about any monitoring of the grant. We will also seek consent to hold personal data to contact you occasionally with news, invitations and for your views on our funding programmes.

We intend to hold the minimum amount of personal data in order to process your grant application. If you give any personal data in your application about someone other than the main contact in the example (for example, the name of a project manager), we will ensure that data is kept confidential in accordance with our privacy policy, but it is your responsibility to ensure your organisation has its own consent for its inclusion in the application.

How we collect and store the information and its security

We receive registrations and grant applications via online forms built using software called Benefactor owned by Gallery Partnership Limited. Benefactor is hosted by Gallery Partnership on cloud-based Microsoft Azure servers. Azure meets the highest standards of security with comprehensive compliance coverage and holds six ISO (International Standards Organisation) certifications. Data stored in Azure is encrypted at rest using Microsoft’s Bitlocker. Benefactor Online applications are securely hosted with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the EU. AWS holds four ISO certifications. Data stored in AWS is encrypted at rest using AES256 security cyphers.

AWS servers and Azure servers used by Benefactor are stored in in EU-based Mircrosoft datacenters, with physical security and 24x7x365 surveillance, environmental protections and secure access policies.

All personal data is securely stored on Benefactor, and Gallery Partnership gives its assurance that it will never view, access, sell, or distribute personal data held on Benefactor to a third party, unless it is required to do so by law.

All personal data is securely stored on Benefactor, and Gallery Partnership gives its assurance that it will never share personal data held on Benefactor to a third party unless required to do so by law. Gallery Partnership gives an undertaking that it will not review, share, distribute, or reference any of its customer’s data, unless it is required to do so by law.

How we use your information

We will use the personal information we collect for the purpose stated when collected or as set out in this policy. We will not use your personal information for any other purpose without first seeking your consent, unless we are required to do so by law. Generally, we will only use your personal information as follows:

  • to contact you in relation to your organisation’s grant application or any subsequent grant, including the monitoring of a grant
  • to contact you with any up-dates about our work and funding programmes
  • occasionally to invite you to events on behalf of your organisation
  • occasionally to consult you on behalf of your organisation about our funding programmes
  • occasionally to share information from your application with another funder if your programme or project is also being supported by that other funder, or another funder is listed as a potential funder. This will not include your personal information.

Your personal information will be held only for as long as it is required for our grant-making processes. This is typically for two years after the decision to fund or not fund is made.

The Terms and Conditions that are signed by grantee contacts are in paper form and held securely for 6 years for legal and auditing requirements.


Your personal information will be kept strictly confidential. We will not share it with any third-party organisations or individuals. Your personal information will not be sold or given away to anyone else, unless we’re required to do so by law.

Access to your information

You can request access to the personal information that we have about you by contacting our office – contact details are below. We will aim to provide a response within a month of receipt.

If you would like to ask us to change personal information that is out of date or inaccurate, or delete information, please contact us.

Withdrawing consent

If you wish to withdraw your consent for us to use your personal information, you can do so at any time using the contact details listed below.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may amend this Privacy Policy and will publish the amended version on our website


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Contacting us

If you would like any further information or if you have any queries, problems or complaints relating to our Privacy Policy, please contact the Director who is designated by the Trustees of Peter Minet Trust to take responsibility for data protection compliance:

Rachel Oglethorpe
Peter Minet Trust 
Marshalls House
66 Newcomen Street

You can also contact us by email to

24 May 2018