Business rate discounts for charities or local non-profit organisations

You may be able to get relief of up to 100%.

Charities and community amateur sports clubs can claim charitable rate relief of up to 80% if the building is used for charitable or sports club purposes. This is called mandatory relief.

Non-profit voluntary and community organisations may also be able to get discretionary relief of up to 100%.

The application form explains the kinds of organisations that qualify for both mandatory and discretionary relief.

Apply for relief up to 31 March 2018

For both mandatory and discretionary relief, fill in our Charitable relief application (word doc, 223k) (opens new window)  and email or post it back to us.

Applications from 1 April 2018 onwards

Please note that the current Discretionary Rate Relief scheme comes to an end on 31 March 2018. Renewal and new applications for 2018/19 will not be accepted at this time.  

If the scheme is continued or replaced details and a new application form will be sent to all existing recipients.

Applications for 2018/19 onwards will not be accepted using the 2017/18 application form version above.