To collect cash or sell items for charity in the street you need a street collection permit.
To collect cash or goods house-to-house you need a house-to-house collection licence.
You should apply at least 28 days before the collection.
There are restrictions on the number of street collections that can take place in the same location on the same day, so to check whether a date is available for a particular location, please email us before you apply.
Please note that any collectors must be aged 16 or over, in accordance with regulations.
To apply, please download and complete a:
and then send it to us using the contact details below, ideally by email.
Please take care to complete the application form in full. Any incomplete or illegible applications will be rejected.
We will issue the licence/permit by email so please ensure you provide an email address on your application.
For details on how we use data relating to licence holders and applicants, please see our privacy notice for licence holders and applicants.
For details on how we use data relating to complainants and those making representations against a licence application, please see our privacy notice for complainants and objectors.
Once you have completed your collection you must send us a completed return:
If you are unsure how to complete the street collection return, you can see an example street collection return form.