Rate relief for charities and non-profit making organisations

Use this form to apply for rate relief for charities and non-profit making organisations.  This form must be completed by the ratepayer or someone authorised to do so on their behalf.

This form will ask you to provide

  • your name and position within the organisation
  • your business rates account reference 
  • your business name, address and contact details
  • correspondence address (if different from your current business address)
  • what the property is being used for
  • charity commissioners registration number, if applicable
  • the type of relief you are applying for (mandatory, discretionary or both)
  • the main objectives and purpose of the organisation
  • HMRC registration number, if applicable
  • the benefits of the organisation to the community, facilities and membership criteria
  • if the organisation receives extra aid, how much and proof of this
  • total income/expenditure for the year and reason for surplus/deficit
  • total reserves and details of intended use

If you are applying for discretionary relief, the following documents may need to be uploaded with your application

  • a copy of the memorandum and articles of association or rules of the association or a link to the website where this information can be accessed and
  • a copy of your last audited accounts and balance sheets

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