Apply for a street collection permit
Book a collection date
Before you submit an application you need to check whether the date you want to collect on is available to be booked.
How to check and book a collection date
1. Email email@example.com to check the date you want to collect on is available. Please include the following information with your enquiry:
- date you wish to book
- contact name, address and telephone number
- where you will be collecting
- name of charitable organisation you will be collecting for.
2. The Licensing team will then make a provisional booking for you, which will be held for 14 consecutive days.
If we do not not receive a completed application form within 14 days the provisional booking will be cancelled. The collection date will then become available for another organisation to book.
Documents required before submitting an application
If you do not belong to the charitable organisation you want to collect for, you must get an approval letter from the charitable organisation stating that they give you permission to collect for them on the provisionally booked date.
The approval letter must be submitted with a street collection application. Any application submitted without an approval letter will not be processed.
Apply for a permit
How to apply
- Ensure you have booked a collection date.
- Check if you need to supply a charitable organisation approval letter.
- Complete the Street collection permit application form.
- Email your completed application form (and if applicable, a charitable organisation approval letter) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please allow one month for your permit to be issued.
After the collection has taken place
After the collection has taken place and within one month of the collection you must:
- Complete the Street collection accounts return form (we will also send you this form when the permit is issued).
- Get the form signed by an independent responsible person, such as an accountant, doctor or teacher.
- List the names of the people who collected for you and how much was collected.
- If you raise more than £500 after reasonable expenses, you must advertise the proceeds from the collection in the local press.