A new scheme launched by the Scottish Government will see more charities saving money on the water and sewerage services they use.
Applications opened on 5 January 2015 to assist with the payment of water and sewerage charges. Charities with an annual income of less than £200,000 will no longer need to pay such charges, and those with an income between £200,000 and £300,000 will pay a reduced rate. The new scheme therefore greatly increases the number of charities that are eligible for exemption or for a reduction in charges.
Beneficiaries of the current scheme, which ends on 31 March 2015, are automatically enrolled in the new scheme and will shortly receive a letter from their Licensed Providers to confirm this. All charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs currently responsible for paying water and/or sewerage charges must apply for the new scheme but have until March 2016 to be included for help with 2015-16 bills.
Please note that the exemption scheme is not administered by the Scottish Charity Regulator. For further information, or if you have a query, please click here.