Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) support

Rate relief

A number of voluntary and community organisations are eligible for mandatory rate relief.

In addition, discretionary rate relief (DRR) enables the council to support a wider range of voluntary and community groups in Sandwell, providing a significant reduction to an organisation's running expenses. As part of its overhaul of the support that it provides to the sector, the council has reviewed the level of discretionary rate relief that it provides and has agreed to help organisations in the borough by increasing this to 100% for all organisations that meet the criteria.