LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE ACT 1988
APPLICATION FOR RATE RELIEF
This form must be completed if a charity (or any other organisation not established and conducted for profit) wishes to apply
for mandatory and/or discretionary rate relief on a property within Stockton on Tees. Information about the different types of
relief available is given on the attached sheet. A separate application form is required for each property within the Council’s
area.
Pl
ease provide the following information:
1. The nam
e, contact address and telephone number of the applicant
2. The addr
ess of the property in Stockton on Tees for which you are claiming relief (if different from 1 above)
3. Is
the organisation registered with the Charity Commission Yes No
a. If
‘yes’ please provide the Charity Commission registration number
b. If ‘no’ have you, are you in the process of or are you considering applying for charitable status?
4. Wh
at are the organisation’s main objectives and purposes?
5. a.
What activities take place on the premises?
b. Ho
w do these activities promote the objectives of the charity?
6. a.
Are any goods or services manufactured or sold on the premises? Yes No
b. I
f yes please supply details of the activities which take place.
7. How many people are employed by your organisation and how many unpaid volunteers assist the organisation?
8. Wh
at are your main sources of funding for your organisation? Please give as much information as possible including
grants from local authorities and other public bodies.
9. Is
the property occupied by a separate ‘trading arm’ of the Charity? Yes No
10. If
yes, please provide the company registration number for the trading arm’.
11. Is
the property used for the sale of donated goods? Yes No
12. If
‘yes’ what percentage of goods sold from the premises are donated?
If th
e property is used for recreation purposes or as a meeting place for a club, society or association, please
answer questions 13 to 15.
13. Is
membership open to all sections of the community? Yes No
14. Wh
at proportion of members live within Stockton on Tees?
15. Are any membership fees charged?
(If ‘yes’ please provide details below) Yes No
16. Is
the organisation affiliated to any local, regional or national bodies? Yes No
(If ‘yes’ please provide details below)
17. a. D
oes the organisation benefit people from the Stockton area only? Yes No
b. Pl
ease detail areas covered by the service.
18. Does
the organisation provide facilities already supplied by the Council? Yes No
(If ‘yes’ please specify below)
19. Is there a licensed bar and/or gaming machine? Yes No
Please note that, whilst your application for relief is pending, you must
pay the instalments shown on the most
recent bill sent to you. The Council will pursue recovery action if payments are not made on, or before, the correct
date.
I dec
lare that the information given on this form is, to the best of my knowledge, accurate and complete.
Signature: Capacity in which signed:
Date:
Pl
ease indicate which type of relief you are applying for (the explanatory sheet enclosed with this form provides information
on the different types of relief).
Mandat
ory relief Yes No
Discretionary relief Yes No
Bot
h Mandatory and Discretionary relief Yes No
PLE
ASE SEND US THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR ORGANISATION WHEN YOU RETURN THIS
FORM. YOUR APPLICATION CANNOT BE CONSIDERED WITHOUT THESE DOCUMENTS:
i. Memor
andum or Articles of Association
ii. The l
atest Annual Report
iii. The last two years professionally prepared accounts specifying the following information on what pages this data can be
found:-
Tot
al incoming resources page no.
Tot
al outgoing resources page no.
Tot
al surplus of funds page no.
iv. A
copy of your tenancy/leasehold agreement.
Please return your completed form to: Revenues & Benefits Service, PO Box 410, Stockton on Tees
If you have any queries relating to completion of the form please contact us on (01642) 397108, or email:
business.rates@stockton.gov.uk
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