Mandatory and discretionary charitable rate relief

Where the ratepayer of an occupied property is a registered charity or a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) then 80% mandatory rate relief can be awarded.

Certain organisations are exempt from registering, such as schools run by Academy Trusts, further education colleges or non-profit registered providers of social housing. These organisations can also be awarded 80% mandatory relief if the property they occupy is being used for charitable purposes.

The full list of exempt charities is listed in Schedule 3 of the Charities Act 2011.

Discretionary rate relief of up to 20% can be awarded in addition to the 80% mandatory relief, or up to 100% where there is no entitlement to mandatory rate relief.

Before applying, please read our general guidelines which provide more information as to when relief is likely to be awarded and how it may be calculated.

Please note that you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

Select the area your business or organisation is in to apply:

If your area isn't listed, you may be a resident of West Northamptonshire.

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Last updated 30 September 2021