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Public Charitable House to House Collections

To carry out house-to-house collections for charitable purposes in England and Wales you need a licence from the local authority

Public Charitable House to House Collections licence £ Free

An application for a permit shall be made in writing not later than one month before the date on which it is proposed to make the collection.

Downloadable forms

You may download our current House to House application form and guidance notes at the links below (PDF)

GDPR and Privacy Statements

The full Privacy Statement for Charitable Collections can be viewed here

List of authorised House to House Collections in the Borough

House to House Collections licence in more detail

Licence summary

To carry out house-to-house collections for charitable purposes in England and Wales you need a licence from the local authority

Eligibility Criteria

Applications must be in the form prescribed by the local authority.

You must be a fit and proper person.

Regulation Summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence

Application Evaluation Process

No provision in the legislation

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period of 10 working days.

Apply online (You will need Version 9 (or higher) of Adobe Reader)

This facility is not currently available.

Failed Application Redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

You have the right to appeal to the Minister for the Cabinet Office.

Appeals must be lodged within 14 days of the refusal

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

You have the right to appeal to the Minister for the Cabinet Office.

Appeals must be lodged within 14 days of the decision

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre

Other Redress

None

Trade Associations

None