Relief and reductions

Charities and non-profits

Mandatory rate relief 

The law provides that if a property is occupied by a charity or the trustees of a charity and the property is used wholly or mainly for charitable purposes, then the charity's liability is restricted to 20% of the rate that would be payable if the premises were occupied by someone other than a charity.

Similar provisions exist for empty properties that will be used wholly or mainly for charitable purposes when next occupied.

Registered Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC's) will also qualify for 80% mandatory relief.

Discretionary rate relief 

Charities can apply for charitable rate relief of up to 80% if a property is used for charitable purposes.

Read the discretionary rate relief policy (PDF) [29KB]

If you would like to apply, please print and complete an  application form (PDF) [130KB]

When you have completed the form, scan and email it to or send in the post to: Hillingdon Council Revenues Services, PO Box 588, Burnley, BB11 9HX.

Page last updated: 20 Jul 2023