2. Mandatory rate relief for registered charities and sports clubs
Registered charities that are using non-domestic properties for the main purpose or objective of the charity can claim 80% relief from the Business Rates charge, if the required conditions are met. These conditions are:
- a registered charity or trustees for a registered charity must occupy the property.
- the property must be used wholly, or mainly, for charitable purposes.
If these conditions are met, the Council has to award this relief.
Return your completed forms to the Business Rates Service .
If the property is empty you can still claim rate relief if, when next in use, the property will be used wholly, or mainly, for charitable purposes. There is 100% relief for empty properties in this situation; claim for this on the Mandatory Rate relief form too.
Sports clubs can claim 80% relief by applying for Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) status. You can do this through the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) website (external site).
If the property is empty you can still claim rate relief if, when next in use, it will be used by a CASC. There is 100% relief for an empty property in this situation. Please contact us if this applies to you.