Apply for a house to house collections licence

If you're a small charity or local group and you wish to make house to house collections, you must have a permit

Before you start

You need to apply at least two weeks before the date of the collection.

If you have an exemption from the Home Office, you don't need a permit however please let us know the date you intend to collect, as we allow only two collections per area at any time.

How much it costs

There is no fee.

How to apply

Download, complete, and return the application form to the address shown on the form.

Icon for pdf House to house collections application form [37.79KB]

What happens next?

We'll get in touch if we need any additional information, otherwise we'll aim to process your application in 10 working days and you'll receive your permit by post along with an order form for your collector's badges, which you will need to send to the Stationery Office.

You must have the badges before you can start to collect.

If we refuse your application, we will write to you to tell you why and how you can appeal.

Let us know how much you've raised

Within 20 days of the collection, you must tell us how much you raised.

Download, complete, and return the form to the address shown on the form.

Icon for pdf House to house collections returns form [48.95KB]

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