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Discretionary Rate Relief for charities and non-profit-organisations

Charities in receipt of mandatory charity relief and non-profit-making organisations can apply for a discretionary discount on their rates.

Discretionary Rate Relief 2020-23:

Applications are now open for the Council’s Discretionary Rate Relief (DRR) programme for local charities and not-for-profit organisations for the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2023.

Discretionary Rate Relief is available as follows:

  • Up to 20% relief can be awarded to registered charities and registered sports clubs that qualify for mandatory rate relief.
  • Up to 100% relief can be awarded to organisations that do not qualify for mandatory rate relief, but who meet the eligibility criteria.

Details and eligibility criteria can be found in the council’s DRR policy, to receive a copy please email partnerships@islington.gov.uk.

Download an application form

Completed application forms can be emailed to partnerships@islington.gov.uk  

Please note that applications can be submitted at any time, however there will be two application rounds per year where these will be considered and awarded by the VCS Committee.  Please find details below of the deadlines:

Deadline for applications - 11.59pm on Sunday 10 January 2021 for VCS Committee Meeting in March 2020.

Awards made after the billing year has started will commence from the date on which they are received unless there are extenuating circumstances for the award to commence from an earlier date within that billing year.

If you have any queries please contact the Voluntary Community Sector Development team at partnerships@islington.gov.uk

Islington-based voluntary and community sector organisations seeking support with their business rates are still entitled to receive mandatory rate relief of 80% off their business rates. For more information and to make an application please see the information on our Business Rates pages or contact our Business Rates Team business.rates@islington.gov.uk.

 

 

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