Water and Sewerage Charges Exemption Scheme is open for applications

Water and Sewerage Charges Exemption Scheme is open for applications


Charities and amateur sports clubs are being encouraged to apply for the latest round of water and sewerage rates exemptions. Since 2015, the Water and Sewerage Charges Exemption Scheme has helped more than 7,700 charities and amateur sports clubs to save around £4 million every year.

Organisations must apply each year to the scheme.  

The scheme means eligible charities registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, as well as community amateur sports clubs with an income of less than £200,000, do not need to pay water and sewerage charges.

Those with incomes between £200,000 and £300,000 will pay a reduced rate.

This scheme means that eligible charities and community sports clubs can keep more of the money they raise to invest in the valuable services they provide. As such, I urge all charities and sports clubs to check their eligibility and apply as soon as they can. To apply you must contact your Licensed Provider (the company that sends you your water bill) and ask for an application form.

For more information go to http://www.scottishwater.co.uk/business/our-services/charities-exemption-scheme/charities-exemption-scheme