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Charity collections

If you want to collect for charity on the street or house-to-house you must have the correct permit/licence.

You should contact the Licensing Team to discuss available dates before applying to collect for a charity on the street or house-to-house. We only allow one charity to collect per day to avoid public annoyance and to give charities a fair chance of making a reasonable collection. You need to apply at least 28 days before the intended collection date.

You can then complete:

When you submit your application, you must also provide a current criminal record disclosure. This can be obtained via the GOV.UK - Request a basic DBS check service (opens new window).

returns form (PDF) [76KB] (opens new window)  should be completed detailing an account of the collection.  This should be provided to the Licensing Authority within one month of the expiry of the licence.

Last modified on 27 July 2022

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