Charity and registered CASC are entitled to 80% relief where the property is occupied by the charity or the CASC and is wholly or mainly used for the charitable purposes of the charity or CASC.
Application for mandatory charity relief
The council may increase the amount of rate relief to 100% for any special or exceptional circumstances. It is likely to consider the application more favourably where the charity is local rather than nationally based. This additional relief is awarded at the discretion of the council and, as it is not fully funded, the cost must be met in part by the council and its council tax payers.
Applications should be in writing, giving full details.