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Business rate discounts for charities or local non-profit organisations

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 for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 periods

For both mandatory and discretionary relief, fill in our Charitable relief application form (word doc, 246KB) (opens new window)  and email or post it back to us.