You need a street collection permit if you are collecting money or selling goods for charitable purposes on a street or in a public place
When issuing street collection permits, we aim to ensure that no more than two collections happen in the same place on the same day.
Apply for a permit
You must apply for a licence at least one month before the first collection date.
It is free to apply for a street collection licence.
After you have carried out a collection
You must submit a return of:
- what has been collected; and
- how much has been passed to the charity after any deduction
You need to do this even if no money was collected. Failure to make a return may result in future collections being refused.