Amateur Sport Clubs

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Rate relief for registered Community Amateur Sports Clubs

This relief came into force from 1 April 2004. It grants mandatory rate relief to sports clubs that have registered with HM Revenue and Customs as Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs). Councils can also top up the relief at their discretion, effectively granting CASCs the same rights to business rate relief as registered charities.

The relief operates alongside the current discretionary rate relief for community sports clubs. It is possible for councils to continue to grant discretionary relief to sports clubs that have not registered with HM Revenue and Customs.

Information on CASC registration can be viewed on the HM Revenue and Customs dedicated web page at

If you represent a CASC in the Tonbridge and Malling area and wish to apply for rate relief, please contact our business rates section on 01732 876338 or by email.