Community amateur sports clubs

Local amateur sports clubs are able to register with the HM Revenue & Customs and the Charities Commission as Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) and benefit from a range of tax reliefs, including rate relief.

In order to qualify the organisation must be able to satisfy certain criteria before they can be given CASC status. The club/organisation must be able to demonstrate that they:

  • are open to the whole community - membership of the club is open to all without discrimination, the club's facilities are available to members without discrimination, and any fees are set at a level that does not pose a significant obstacle to membership or use of the club's facilities.
  • are organised on an amateur basis
  • have as their main purpose providing facilities for, and promoting participation in one or more eligible sports

Once the club/organisation have been granted CASC status they become entitle to mandatory rate relief (given to all registered charities) which at present is an 80% reduction of their non domestic rates charge.

Need further help or information?

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