Charities and sports clubs
Business rates discounts are available if your premises are wholly or mainly used for charitable purposes and your organisation is registered with either:-
- the Charity Commission as a charity or;
- the Minister of Education as an educational establishment or;
- HM Revenues and Customs as a community amateur sports club.
These discounts can cover between 80% to 100% of your business rates.
In some cases we can also consider business rates discounts for not for profit organisations which contribute towards our local communities but are not registered as a charity, educational establishment or sports club.
If you believe your organisation maybe eligible for this type of discount please contact us.
Empty properties owned by charities
Empty properties owned by charities are exempt from business rates, providing they are likely to be used for charitable purposes the next time they are occupied.
We will award empty property exemptions using the information you give us when you tell us you have occupied or vacated your premises. If you believe that we have not awarded this exemption correctly please contact us.