Find out about charitable collection licences
House to house collections
If your collection is from door to door, shop to shop or pub to pub, then it needs a house to house collections permit.
- you must apply if you are a small charity
- you must apply if you are a group, eg scouts, girl guides
- collections must be licensed whether it is to collect cash, direct debit, or donations of household goods, clothing, other items
- collections carried out by commercial companies, where some of the revenue is donated to charity, must also be licensed
Will tacit consent apply?
Yes. We have a target completion period of 21 days for this notice. This means if you have not heard from us by the end of this period you can act as though your application is granted.
Applications should be made at least 28 days before the collection date, and a return form must be submitted within one month of the completion of the collection. We advise you readbefore making your application.
The maximum period this licence will last for is one year.