Toggle menu

Charitable Rate Relief

Charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC)

If you are either a  charity (PDF) [61KB] (opens new window) or a registered  community amateur sports club (PDF) [60KB] (opens new window) , you may be entitled to an 80 per cent reduction. If you think you will qualify, return the completed application form. Information on how to register as a casc is available from GOV.UK.

Discretionary Rate Relief

We have the discretion to award up to £2,000 rate relief to non-profit making organisations.  Please see the guidance notes (PDF) [336KB] (opens new window) before making an application for Discretionary Rate Relief.  To apply for the relief, you will need to complete a local support form (PDF) [146KB] (opens new window) in addition to an application form (PDF) [510KB] (opens new window) .  For further details, see our Discretionary Rate Relief policy (PDF) [299KB] (opens new window) .

You require an Equal Opportunities Policy for your organisation to be eligible for discretionary rate relief. You can use our   Equal Opportunities Policy Template (PDF) [50KB] (opens new window) to help you write one.

Requests for backdating discretionary rate relief will be considered at our discretion. However, in accordance with the Local Government Finance Act 1988, applications must be determined within six months of the end of the financial year for which the relief is being sought.

Please contact us for further details on 01507 601111 selecting Business Rates or email us on

How is my information used?