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Business Rates charitable relief

Relief for charities and other not for profit organisations.

Charitable relief

Registered charities and registered Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) can apply for charitable relief. If your charity is entitled to this relief you will receive a mandatory 80% reduction on your rates bill.

We also has the discretion to 'top up' the remaining 20% of your rates bill with discretionary rates relief.

 

Discretionary rates relief

'Not for profit' organisations can apply for discretionary rates relief and receive up to 100% relief on their rates bill. The level of relief given will depend on the type of organisation you are.

The types of organisations that can benefit from this are:

  • Amateur sports clubs and grounds
  • Community centres and halls
  • Welfare and educational community centres
  • Youth organisations
  • Arts, music, religious, philanthropic groups

PDF Document Discretionary Rate Relief Policy (PDF, 62KB)Opens new window

How do sports clubs apply for charitable rate relief?

Download the  PDF Document Application For Business Rate Relief for Sporting Organisations (PDF, 70KB)Opens new window , complete it and return it to : 

The Head of Finance & Delivery, City & County of Swansea, Business Rates Section, The Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea SA1 3SN.

 

How do charities apply for charitable rate relief?

Download the  PDF Document Application for Business Rate Relief for Charities (PDF, 32KB)Opens new window, complete it and return it to: 

The Head of Finance & Delivery, City & County of Swansea, Business Rates Section, The Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea SA1 3SN.

This form covers both mandatory and discretionary charitable relief.

 

What to send us in support of your application for relief

Whichever type of organisation you are, when you send us your application form, you must include with it:

  • A copy of the trust deed or a print of the organisation's written constitution
  • A copy of the latest set of accounts unless they are available online
  • A statement giving details of the activities and work carried out at the premises
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