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Business Rate Relief for Charities and Sports Clubs

Charities and Registered Community Amateur Sports Clubs are entitled to 80% mandatory relief where the property is occupied by the Charity or Club and is wholly or mainly used for charitable purposes or as a Registered Community Amateur Sports Club. Charity shops are eligible for mandatory relief but only where the majority of the goods for sale are donated.

HM Revenue and Customs website has an A to Z of Registered Community Amateur Sports Clubs.

The Council has discretion to give further relief on the remaining bill.

Business rate relief for charities and sports clubs application form

Non-Domestic Rate Relief for charities and not profit organisations (PDF: 203Kb / 8 pages)

To make an application for mandatory or mandatory and discretionary relief please complete this form. Included in the form are further details of the scheme and our guidelines for discretionary relief.

For further information:

  • Contact: Local Taxation Team
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01768 810067
  • Fax: 01768 890470
  • Opening Hours:
    Monday - Thursday 8.45am - 5.15pm (please note that we open at 10am on the second Wednesday of each month to allow for staff training)
    Friday 8.45am 4.45pm
  • Address: Revenues and Benefits Service, Eden District Council, Town Hall, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7QF

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