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Community investment tax relief manual

Accreditation of community development finance institutions (CDFIs): Application for accreditation

ITA/s340

To be eligible for relief under the CITR scheme an investment must be made in a body that is accredited as a CDFI. For background on the role of CDFIs see CITM1010.

The person responsible for accrediting CDFIs is the Secretary of State for the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). In practice this function is delegated to the Director of Business Frameworks at BEIS’s Economics & Markets Directorate - see ITA/s343.

Applications for accreditation should be made to BIS, from whom further information about the form of the application can be obtained.

Full details on how to apply for accreditation may be found on the BIS website at www.bis.gov.uk (search for “CITR”).

Applications for accreditation should be sent to:

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy                               (acronym BEIS)

Community Investment Tax Relief (CITR)

Business Frame works and RGF

2<sup>nd</sup> Floor

Companies House

Crown Way

Cardiff

CF14 3UZ

Tel: 029 20 346 228

They may be submitted in hard copy to the address above or e-mailed to citr@bis.gsi.gov.uk