Charitable rate relief

Our discretionary rate relief policy provides guidance on when you might be eligible for charitable rate relief.

Registered charities automatically get 80 percent mandatory relief on their business rates if the property is used for charitable purposes. Registered community amateur sports clubs (CASCs) are also entitled to 80 percent relief on any non-domestic property that is mainly used for the purposes of that club. You may also be entitled to up to 20 percent discretionary rate relief top up. We may also reduce the business rates of some other not-for-profit bodies. These include not-for-profit recreational clubs and organisations involved in:

  • Education
  • Social welfare
  • Science
  • Literature
  • Fine arts
  • Religious
  • Philanthropic

Apply for charitable rate relief