Business rates are charged on most non-domestic properties, with some properties eligible for discounts from their local council on their business rates.
Grassroots football clubs, providing they satisfy criteria set out by their local council, could be eligible for up to 80% rate relief which given the current financial climate could make a huge difference to a clubs finances.
Specifically, we would focus eligible clubs attention towards: Charitable rate relief, and retail, hospitality and leisure relief.
Charities and community amateur sports clubs can apply for charitable rate relief of up to 80% if a property is used for charitable purposes. In addition clubs could quality for rate relief is the property is mainly being used as a leisure business.
More information about the eligibility criteria and how to find out if you’re eligible to claim for rate relief can be found on the government website, here.