Street Collections Licence

Street Collections Licence

A street collection permit is required if the collection is for charitable or similar purposes and the Council will vet the suitability of the applicant and will check that the money collected goes to the stated purpose of the collection. Consideration will also be given to the number of other collections taking place on the appropriate date and to the location of the collection when we consider issuing any permit There is no fee for this application

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Eligibility Criteria

Applications must be in the form prescribed by the local authority. All collectors must be over the age of 16.

Regulation Summary

Please view the Police, Factories, etc (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1916 and the Street Collection Regulations.

Application Evaluation Process

A statement of return must be completed for each collection giving details of how the proceeds of the collection are allocated. This must be returned to the Council within one month of the collection taking place.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period

Failed Application Redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

Licence Holder Redress 

Please contact us in the first instance.

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other Redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

Trade Associations

Institute of Fundraising

tel: 0115 917 3241