Charitable Exemption for rates

Rate relief for a property used by a charity.


Rate relief for a property used by a charity.

Eligibility criteria:

Charitable purposes include formally constituted trusts for:

  • the advancement of religion
  • the advancement of education
  • the relief of poverty
  • other purposes beneficial to the community

If you want to seek Charitable Exemption for a property you must show that it is either a charity, or alternatively that it is not established for profit, and that the use of the premises directly supports the charitable objectives.

Examples, where exemption can apply, includes churches, properties used for recreational purposes and charity shops.

Additional information:

To apply for Charitable Exemption for a property use the non-domestic rates application for exemption form (PDF, 387K).

Support organisation:
  • Land & Property Services (LPS)
0300 200 7801
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