Renewable Energy Generation Relief Application - Community Organisations

Renewable Energy Generation Relief Application Form - where Community Organisations have investment / profit share

This relief may be applied for if there are arrangements in place which give a community organisation or community organisations, in return for investment in the project by that organisation or those organisations entitlement to a sum equivalent to:

(a)   At least 15% of the annual profit of the project; or

(b)   So much of the annual profit of the project as is attributable to 1 megawatt of the total installed capacity of the project (or more).

and

The project is solely concerned with the generation of heat or power (or both) from the following sources:

  • a. biomass;
  • b. biofuels;
  • c. fuel cells;
  • d. photovoltaics;
  • e. water (including waves and tides, but excluding production from the pumped storage of water);
  • f. wind
  • g. solar power;
  • h. geothermal sources;

Note: Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems are only considered to be renewable if they use the sources of energy listed above and have an electrical capacity of 50 kilowatts or less.

Renewable Energy Generation Relief
Address of property for which you are claiming
Rateable Values

Please provide details of the source of energy used at the subject address listed above and the type and capacity of the generator:

The level of renewable energy generation rate relief available depends on the combined rateable value of the business's eligible property (or properties), and is set out in the table below:

Combined rateable value of all business properties in Scotland

Percentage relief (%)

up to £145k

100

up to £430k

50

between £430k and £860k

25

between £860k and £4m

10

Greater than £4m

2.5

The exact level of relief awarded will depend on:

a) the combined rateable value of all properties in Scotland of which the business is in rateable occupation or (if vacant) which the business is entitled to occupy;

b) whether or not the property is eligible for one of the existing rate relief schemes; and

c) the level of other public sector assistance received by the business (see: State aid below).

Community Details

Please tell us the following details in support of your application:

£
£
£
£
E.C de minimus State Aid

Applicants should note that the Renewable Energy Generation relief for which they are applying is granted as de minimis aid for State aid purposes.  There is currently a ceiling of 200,000 Euros (around £175,000) of de minimis aid that can be granted over a three year period.  If you consider that you have already received in excess of, or close to, this sum over the past three years, please detail below:

Change in Circumstances
It is your duty to inform the Council of any change in circumstances which may affect your eligibility for the scheme. Please provide us with contact details in case we need further information.

It is your duty to inform the Council of any change in circumstances which may affect your eligibility for the scheme.  Please provide us with contact details in case we need further information:

Other Non Domestic Rate Liabilities
Are you liable for Non Domestic Rates on any other property in Scotland? If YES please detail below any other business premises you or your company/organisation are liable for in Scotland:
Details of Liability
Premises Address
Details of Liability
Premises Address
Details of Liability
Premises Address
Rate Demand Notice
If any of the above properties are outside Argyll and Bute, please enclose a copy of your most recent rates demand notice.
Rate Demand Notices
Files must be less than 8 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png bmp rtf pdf doc docx xls xlsx.
Declaration

I UNDERSTAND THAT:- The Council is under an obligation to manage public funds properly.  Accordingly information that you provide the Council will be used to ensure all sums due to the Council are paid timeously.  The information may also be used to prevent and detect fraud.  It is possible that this information may be shared for the same purposes with public bodies, including Councils or other organisations which handle public funds.

I AGREE THAT:- You may make any enquiries necessary to check the information I have given.  I understand that any relief awarded to me as a result of misleading statements deliberately given on this form will be recovered in full and that I may be liable to legal action.

I DECLARE THAT:- The information I have given on this form is true, complete and correct.  I understand that the deliberate provision of false information in order to achieve financial gain is a criminal offence.

Before submitting this form to Argyll and Bute Council, please check the following.

Have you included all the information ?
(e.g. rateable values of any other business properties which you have anywhere in Scotland, details of other public sector assistance received)