Charity collections licences

If you want to collect money, sell items on the street or collect house to house for charity, you might need a collection permit.

 

Charitable street collections

You will require a street collection permit to carry out a charitable street collection within the district. To apply for a permit you will need to complete an application form with as much information as possible including  the latest accounts relating to your charity.

Please note that we only allow one collection per town at anytime during the year.

Once you you have a collection date in mind your should contact us to check that date is available.

How to apply

You can apply for a street collection permit using our online form.

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You'll need to allow us at least 28 days for your application to be considered.

Street collections are a very popular way of raising monies for charitable and benevolent purposes. For this reason you can apply from 1 November for bookings in the following year.

More information on the street collections regulations in the Uttlesford district.

After the collection has taken place

Once the collection has taken place you will need to complete a statement of amount collected (Word doc) [33KB] . This must be sent to us within 28 days of the date of collection.
 

Charitable house to house collections

Any collection, which is conducted from door to door requires a house to house collection permit. You will need to complete an application with as much information as possible including the latest accounts relating to the benefiting charity.

How to apply

You can apply for a house to house collection permit using our online form.

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You'll need to allow us at least 28 days for your request to be considered.

If your charity holds a Home Office Certificate of Exemption then you only need to notify us of the dates of collection.

After the collection has taken place

Once the collection has taken place you will need to complete a statement of amount collected (Word doc) [33KB] . This must be sent to us within 28 days of the date of collection.
 

Tacit consent

Tacit consent applies to charity collection licences. In this case, we must process your application before it can be granted.

Where tacit consent does apply, this means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from us by the end of the target completion period.
 

Collections on private property

If you are holding a collection on private property such as a supermarket, shop or garden centre, you will not need to apply for a street collection permit. You will only require the permission of the property owner.