You need a permit from us to carry out charitable street collections.
With this permit and fund-raising work we will need to know how much is raised and where the money is going.
You need a permit from us to carry out house-to-house collections.
Certain collections are exempt, such as those organised on a national basis by large charities, but otherwise a local permit is necessary. Normally such collections invite cash donations but collection involving the sale of tickets or collections of goods also have to be licensed. Promoting or undertaking a house-to-house collection without a permit is an offence.
Apply for a new permit
You’ll need to make sure you read the regulations and guidance information before you apply. You’ll also need to call the Licensing Partnership on 01732 227004 to check availability of dates before applying.
Once your fund-raising is complete you can fill in the collection return form online on the GOV.uk website.
Apply for a house-to-house collections permit
You’ll need to make sure you read the regulations and guidance information before you apply.
You will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from us by the end of the target completion period, which is two months from the date of application.
Once your fund-raising is complete you’ll need to fill in our online house-to-house collections return Form on the GOV.uk website.
Regulations and guidance
There are specific regulations you need to follow, please see our Regulations document for more information.