London Borough of Croydon

Discretionary Rate Relief (DRR) will benefit a range of Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations

This relief is awarded yearly to organisations that need it most, regardless of whether or not they occupy a council-owned property.

Successful applicants will be awarded 20% of the national non-domestic rates charge.


To be eligible, your organisation will:

  • be community-led, a co-operative, social enterprise or registered charity
  • delivered services for the benefit of Croydon residents
  • support our priority outcomes of the council’s VCS strategy
  • meet basic council requirements on governance, management, financial competence and equalities.

To apply

Complete the online application form

Application timescale

  • Application deadline – End October 2020.  
  • Outcome notification – January 2021
  • Award period - April 2021 to March 2022

Please note: Funding is awarded yearly, applications for financial year 2022 should be submitted in October 2021.


We cannot help you write your application. However, you can read the Voluntary and Community Sector Strategy and the Voluntary and Community Sector policy for more information.

For more information please contact us using the details below.


Yvonne Gaye

Job Title: 
Senior Community and Voluntary Sector Officer
020 8604 7029
Address Line:

7th Floor, Zone D

Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint Walk