Government water scheme saves charities money

29 Jan 2016

Applications are now open for the 2016-17 Water Exemption Scheme that enables charities to keep more of the money they raise in 2016 and pay less on their water bills.

In 2015-16 the scheme helped over 7,400 charities and sports clubs, but we are sure there are more charities out there that can benefit from reduced charges.

Detailed information about the scheme is available here.

If you haven’t yet applied for the scheme, we would encourage you to do so now, as these must be submitted to your water Licensed Provider by 31 March 2016. Charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs must reapply each year to the Scheme to retain exemption.  

The Scheme exempts, subject to certain conditions, charities with an annual income of less than £200,000 from water and sewerage charges, and those with an income between £200,000 and £300,000 pay a reduced rate.

Please note that the exemption scheme is not administered by the Scottish Charity Regulator.  

However, to confirm that your charity is eligible, your Licensed Provider will check your charity’s entry on the Scottish Charity Register to ensure it is within the income threshold and that the applicable accounts have been submitted and checked.

For further information, or if you have a query, please click here.