We will consider applications for DRR based on the extent to which the application meets all of the following criteria:
DRR will be granted for a maximum of 12 months. In granting DRR we will consider the sustainability of the organisation.
DRR will only be granted if there is a risk that the organisation will become unviable, and that the granting of DRR in the short term will make the organisation sustainable for a reasonable period in the future.
There is one exception:
If your circumstances change mid-year, please contact Business Rates and ask for an application form and deadlines. We will look at mid-year applications in October and January each year. You should continue to pay rates until a decision is made and we will take into account the need to
backdate DRR as part of our decision.
An application form for DRR for charitable/ not for profit organisations is available to download. If you need a hard copy, please contact Business Rates on 0118 937 3737.