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Community Amateur Sports Club

If you are a not-for-profit sports club you could benefit from registering as a CASC (Community Amateur Sports Club).

The Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) scheme was introduced in 2002 as an option for sports clubs to register with HMRC to receive 'charity type' tax reliefs provided the club meets certain qualifying conditions.

The 2003 Local Government Act enabled registered CASCs to claim 80 percent mandatory rate relief on business rates providing CASCs “parity with charity” from April 2004. Local authorities can grant an additional 20 percent rate relief to clubs at their discretion.

Thousands of sports clubs have become registered CASCs and, in doing so, collectively saved over £125 million since the inception of the scheme.

CASC registration may not be suitable for all clubs and care should be taken when deciding whether or not to register.

To register as a CASC there is certain criteria that must be met. To find out if you are eligible and how you can benefit please see the download sections on the right hand side of this page.

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Recreation Development

01202 261306