Charities and community amateur sports clubs can apply for charitable rate relief of up to 80% if a property is used for charitable purposes.
You may be able to top up the discount to 100% by applying for discretionary relief as well.
Before you start
You can get rate relief if you are:
An organisation that is registered with the Inland Revenue as a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC)
An unregistered charity – for example, church commissioner, registered society, boy scout and girl guide associations, voluntary school or organisation recognised as a charity for tax reasons.
You will need
Business rates account number
Charity registration number and certificate (if registered)
Inland Revenue number and letter from HMRC (for Community Amateur Sports Clubs).
Uploading supporting documents
We may ask you to upload some documents. For example, evidence of your charitable status such as a certificate from the charity commission, letter from HMRC.
Zip files cannot be uploaded
We also accept photos taken on phones and tablets and the following image file types - jpeg, gif, png
There is a maximum individual file size per document of 50MB
What happens next
We will either reduce the bill or let you know why we cannot. We aim to give you an answer within 20 working days. Please check My transactions for updates.
This form should take approximately four minutes to complete.
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