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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:

The Council's Discretionary Rate Relief (DRR) programme is now closed for applications for the remainder of the programme (up 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.

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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