Street Collection Licence allows you to collect money on the street. These Licences are valid for one day only and when you apply we will check that no other collections are taking place in the same area on the same day.

Please note: Conditions have been changed so that licences will only be approved for charities registered with the Charity Commission or known locally.  Only one collection will be allowed in any one area per day and that 50% of the whole profits go to the charity.

Please also note that people working for charities who try to get the public to sign up to direct debits in the street to support a charity, do not need a street collection permit but their actions are regulated by the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association. For more information on the role of the PFRA please see the documents below:

Procedures

Please read our Street Collection Procedure.

Regulation summary

A Summary of Street Collection Regulations has been produced by The National Archives.

We have also produced our own copy of Street Collection License Regulations

Tacit consent

Tacit consent does not apply to Street Collection Licences.

It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, please contact us. You can do this online if you applied using the gov.uk website or use the contact details below

How to apply

You can apply for an Street Collection licence in two ways:

After the collection

After a Street Collection you must notify us of the result of your collection. Again you can do this in writing or online by using the gov.uk website.

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 gov.uk can offer advice on Consumer Protection Rights.