Apply for charitable discretionary rate relief

Charitable discretionary rate relief is a relief scheme that allows rates bills to be reduced for charitable and non-profit making organisations.

Which organisations qualify

If your organisation is a registered charity, and the property concerned is used wholly or mainly for charitable purposes, then you may be entitled to 80% relief.

If your organisation is not a charity, but is another type of non-profit making organisation, the council still has discretion to award relief. To be eligible for consideration you must be a non-profit making body and the property used for charitable, philanthropic or religious purposes, or concerned with education, social welfare, science, literature or the fine arts, or used wholly or mainly for recreation by a not-for-profit club or society.