Charity collection permits

If you wish to collect for charities, either on our city/town streets or house-to-house, you will need a permit.

Charitable collections licensing is regulated by two acts of parliament:

  • Police, Factories, etc., (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1916 - this regulates collections of money or sales of articles for charitable purposes in streets and public places.
  • House to House Collections Act 1939 - this regulates collections of money or other articles made by means of going from house-to-house. 

Charities must obtain a permit or licence from us before a charitable collection takes place.

View application forms and other related documents.

For further information about charity permits, please email our licensing team or call them on 01543 308073.