What is the Community Asset Rent Off Setting Scheme?
It is an initiative where the Council can offer a grant to off-set the amount of rent you pay us if your organisation rents or leases buildings or land from us.
Do we qualify?
If you can demonstrate that your organisation contributes to the economic, social and community well-being of the district and its residents, then we can offer you a grant to help reduce the amount you pay. At present the scheme off-sets the payable rent to £150 a year. The scheme will however be revised at the end of 2015, whereby the participating clubs etc. will have to pay £500 or 25% of their current rent (whatever is the greater).
What kind of things would contribute to the wellbeing of the district?
Your organisation would need to demonstrate that it contributed to:
- the Council's priorities;
Read more about the Council's priorities
- the Sustainable Community Strategy.
Download the Sustainable Community Strategy (pdf)
Here are just a few examples:
- Increasing participation in sports, leisure or cultural activities,
- Helping keep the community safe
- Giving children and young people a good start in life
- Helping the disadvantaged
How do we apply?
Simply complete and submit the online form available via this link: Online Application Form
Your application will be emailed to us and we will contact you within 4 weeks to let you know if you have been successful or not.
Any queries about this initiative should be directed to:
Tendring District Council
Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton on Sea
Essex, CO15 1SE
We will continue to review the scheme every year to check that it continues to support the priorities for the district and that rent levels are appropriate. You will not need to re-apply every year and your rent reviews and/or lease renewals will continue at the same time as they have done before.