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Discounts for charities and non-profit organisations

How to get a discount on your business rates if you're a charity or non-profit organisation

Who can apply?

Charities and registered community amateur sports clubs can apply for mandatory Charity Relief. We also have the power to top this up with ‘discretionary relief’.

What relief can we give?

We can give:

  • 80% mandatory relief to organisations who qualify

We may give:

  • up to 20% discretionary relief where 80% mandatory relief is given

If you’re not eligible for charitable relief

We have discretionary powers to award relief to ratepayers, even if they don’t meet the criteria for any other relief. Generally, these are:

  • non-profit making organisations
  • rural businesses that benefit their local community (for example, sports clubs)

We can award up to 100% discretionary relief and look at each case on its own merit.

How to apply

For charitable relief, please download an application form.

For discretionary relief, please contact us on 01553 616200.