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impact booster programme

The fully funded Impact Booster Programme is being run at Harlaxton College in partnership with South Kesteven District Council throughout 2024/25 and will support community focused organisations such as charities, social enterprises, foundations, SMEs and not-for-profit groups to improve their performance and impact. Applications are invited now.

Often referred to as the ‘Social Economy’ these organisations form an integral part of the regional economy, providing valuable services and support to often disadvantaged or rural parts of the county and often tackling tough and complex issues.

The programme is  and will cover three key areas of organisational development critical in sustainable and innovative social and community organisations:

  • Strategy Development and Business Models
  • Funding and Fundraising in the Social Economy
  • Impact Measurement

These elements and our innovative and interactive style of delivery will enable participating organisations to identify organisational gaps, inefficiencies, partnership working opportunities, and areas for improvement within their operations and programmes, enhancing their ability to collaborate across sectors and influence policy.

Between the workshops candidates will be required to undertake activities within their organisation, applying the learning from the workshop undertaken, and preparing the groundwork for future workshops. The activities will be set at the end of each workshop with timelines and success measures agreed.

During the experiential learning phase, candidates will be provided with 1-2-1 organisational mentoring and coaching to complete the implementation of learning and implement organisational change within their social economy organisation.

The programme will run over eight weeks at three in person and online workshops starting in June 2024. The course is fully funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

To qualify your organisation must be based in the South Kesteven District Council area.

To apply for the programme please complete the application form. If you have any queries prior to application please contact Wray Irwin at

Please note the Privacy Notice in relation to this programme is shown below. You will need to accept this as part of your application.

application form

Privacy notice
Harlaxton College – Impact Booster programme

As Impact Booster is a government-funded UKSPF programme, Harlaxton Manor College is expected to capture and hold information about the project to help assess how well we are doing and what impacts the project is having on the local area.

This includes capturing personal data about those who are benefitting from the Impact Booster project. For example, we may need to collect a National Insurance Number from someone receiving support to develop their social business, or a postcode address from someone receiving support to ensure eligibility.

If you are apply and register for the Impact Booster project, this privacy notice applies to you.

What we use your personal information for

According to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018, we must have a reason to collect and use your information.

We will collect and process your personal information for the following purposes:

– Managing and processing applications for UKSPF funded Impact Booster Programme
– Corresponding with applicants as well as ongoing correspondence with individuals registered on the programme
– Monitoring and evaluating the Impact Booster programme
– Providing project updates to South Kesteven District Council, the UK Government’s Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC)

The personal information we collect and use

We only obtain and use the necessary information for the delivery of the Impact Booster programme. We will not obtain and use special category data except with your explicit consent.

We are not permitted to collect information we do not need or will not use. This page covers any information you have provided directly to us and information which has been shared with us by other organisations delivering UKSPF projects you have been engaged with and who have referred you to Impact Booster.

If we don’t need your personal information, we will either keep your details anonymous if we already have them from another service, or we won’t ask you for them. If we use your personal information for research, evaluation, or analysis, we will always keep your details anonymous or use a fake name.

We may be required to share personal information in response to Freedom of Information requests concerning our use of UKSPF funding. We will only keep your details anonymous where the Freedom of Information Act allows.

We will not sell your personal information to anyone else, and your personal data will not be sent overseas.

How we comply with data protection laws

The conditions that we use to process your personal information are:

Public task: The lawful basis that applies to this processing is Article 6 (1) (e) of the UK GDPR; that processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller; data being processed belongs to business contacts processed during the routine course of business of a government department.

Who we may share your information with

We are or will in future partner with a range of organisations to deliver UKSPF projects and to evaluate the success of the programme, all of whom will need to store (and sometimes process) your personal information.

We are required to share information with the UK Government’s Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. We may also have a legal duty to provide your personal information to other organisations, for example the Court Service or HMRC.

Your information will not be disclosed to any other organisations, except where we are required and allowed to by law.

When data is shared with third parties, we required them to respect the security of your data and treat it in accordance with the law.

How long we keep information about you

We will retain this information for as long as legally necessary and in accordance with guidance from the UK Government’s Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. This is usually up to seven years, after which point the data will be deleted.

Your rights

The data we are collecting is your personal data, and you have considerable say over what happens to it.

You have the right to:

– Know that we are using your personal data
– See what data we have about you
– Ask to have your data corrected and to ask how we check the information we hold is accurate
– Object to the use of your personal data in certain circumstances and to have personal data deleted when the processing is no longer necessary
– Complain to the ICO


If you are unhappy with the way we are using your personal data, you can make a complaint.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the independent Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if you think we are not handling your data fairly or in accordance with the law. You can also contact the ICO for independent advice about data protection, privacy and data sharing.

If you are not happy with how we are using your personal data, you should first contact You can also contact the relevant government department’s data protection team at

If you are still not happy, or for independent advice about data protection, privacy, and data sharing, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.

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