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Discretionary Rate Relief

The council may decide to give discretionary relief to non-profit making organisations.

Your organisation must be charitable, religious or concerned with education, social welfare, science, literature, the fine arts, or the property must be used by a non-profit-making organisation wholly or mainly for the purpose of recreation.

There is no automatic entitlement to discretionary relief. Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, and judged on a set of policy guidelines and criteria by a council-appointed committee.

The council can only consider backdating discretionary relief to a certain date.

Applying for discretionary rate relief

To apply for discretionary rate relief against our new policy you must complete a discretionary rate relief reapplication form.

Apply for Discretionary Rate Relief

Application help and guidance

All relevant questions in the form must be answered in full, and all supporting documents must be provided, or we will not be able to reassess you and you may not receive discretionary rate relief.

Sports clubs that have been de-registered from CASC

If your community amateur sports club or other sports club has been de-registered from CASC since you last completed a form, please email businessrates@ashford.gov.uk.

Find out more information to assist with applications for discretionary rate relief.

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