Guide

Business rates relief
Last updated: 1 May 2019

Charitable Rate Relief

Registered charities can apply for 80% rates relief. This is only if their property is mostly used for charitable purposes. This could be by the charity occupying the premises, or by other charities

Registered Community Amateur Sports Clubs may also apply for 80% rates relief. This is only if the property is mostly used by that club or other registered community amateur sports clubs .

Councils could also offer up to 20% additional relief on top of the 80%. This would mean you wouldn't have to pay any rates.

Councils could also choose to offer up to 100% relief on properties used by other not-for-profit organisations:

  • who carry out work for charitable, philanthropic or religious purposes, or
  • who are concerned with education, social welfare, science, literature or the fine arts

Check with your local council to see if you're eligible or to apply.