Keeping your eye on the ball - Community Amateur Sports Clubs

13 June 2024


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Are you involved in a community sports club? Do you know about the benefits of being a CASC?

Football will be a hot topic for the next few weeks and while we all love the national football icons (most of the time!) theres a massive network of local volunteers and supporters up and down the country who run amatuer clubs of all kinds for the benefit of their communities.

These clubs can benefit from range of opportunities to help them maximize their resources and streamline operations.

If you are involved in a Community Sports Club then please read on to find out more.

Have you heard about the potential tax reliefs available through HMRC's Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) program?

If not, you're missing out on valuable opportunities to enhance your club's financial health. Allow us to shed light on how registering as a CASC could benefit your organization and why you should request our fact sheet today.

What is a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC)?

A CASC is more than just a sports club; it's a gateway to a range of tax reliefs, including Gift Aid, designed to support grassroots sports organizations like yours. But what exactly qualifies a club for CASC status? Our fact sheet outlines the key criteria:

  • Open to the whole community: Your club must welcome members from all backgrounds without discrimination, ensuring accessibility to all.
  • Organized on an amateur basis:Operating as a non-profit entity, providing benefits solely to members and guests, and adhering to specific financial thresholds are essential components.
  • Promoting participation in eligible sports: Your club's primary purpose should be to facilitate and encourage engagement in recognized sports activities within the community.
  • Meeting income, management, and location conditions: From income limits to fit and proper person tests, our fact sheet breaks down the requirements for successful CASC registration.
  • Understanding the Benefits

Registering as a CASC opens the door to a host of benefits, including:
  • Tax reliefs: Enjoy exemptions from Corporation Tax on certain income streams, reclaim basic rate tax on Gift Aid donations, and more.
  • Financial sustainability: Reinvest surplus income back into your club, ensuring long-term stability and growth.
  • Enhanced community engagement: By welcoming all members of the community, you'll foster inclusivity and broaden your club's reach.
  • Non-domestic rates relief: Access relief on property taxes in England, Wales, and Scotland, further easing the financial burden on your club.

How will Our Fact Sheet help?

Our fact sheet provides detailed insights into the CASC program, eligibility criteria, tax reliefs, and practical considerations for clubs. By requesting a copy, you'll gain:

  • Clarity and guidance: Navigate the complexities of CASC registration with ease, armed with essential knowledge and expert advice.
  • Strategic planning: Identify areas where your club can optimize its operations and leverage available tax reliefs to achieve its goals.
  • Financial empowerment: Maximize your club's financial resources and explore new opportunities for growth and sustainability.
Take the Next Step

Don't let valuable tax benefits pass you by. View a copy of our Community Amateur Sports Clubs fact sheet here and take the first step toward unlocking the full potential of your sports club.

Whether you're a small local team or a larger community organization, embracing the opportunities offered by being CASC registered could be a game-changer for your club's future.



Reece Lanchester

Accounts Assistant Manager