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Business rates discounts are available if your premises are wholly or mainly used for charitable purposes. Discounts can cover between 80 and 100 percent of your Business Rates.

Your organisation is eligible if it's registered with:

  • Charity Commission, as a charity
  • Minister of Education, as an educational establishment
  • HM Revenues and Customs, as a community amateur sports club.

In some cases, we can also consider discount for non-profit organisations:

  • that contribute toward local communities, and
  • are not registered as a charity, educational establishment or sports club.

If you believe your organisation may be eligible for this discount, please contact us.

Empty properties owned by charities

Empty properties owned by charities are exempt from Business Rates, as long as they're likely to be used for charitable purposes the next time they are occupied.

We will award empty property exemptions using the information given to us when a premises becomes vacated or reoccupied.