Registered charities are entitled to rate relief if they meet certain criteria.

How much rate relief are charities entitled to?

Registered charities are entitled to 80% rate relief on non-domestic property, which is wholly or mainly occupied for the purposes of the charity.

This includes charity shops selling donated goods.

What other relief is available?

Charities can also apply to the council for relief on all or part of the remaining 20%. This is known as a discretionary top-up.

Charitable or not-for-profit organisations that are not registered with the Charity Commission can also apply for discretionary relief from the council.

How do I apply?

You will need to fill in an application form, which you can download from this page. Please use the online enquiry form if you need more information.

Can I get more information online?

You can get more information from the GOV.uk website