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Street collections

If you want to collect money or sell things in a public place for the benefit of charity, then you must hold a street collection permit.


It’s not just ‘streets’ that are covered – you’ll need a permit if you collect money in public areas, eg a shop doorway or car park.


You don’t need a street collection permit if you’re selling or collecting as part of a business.

Fines and penalties

You could be fined £200 if you collect money for charity without a permit.

If you wish to apply and/or require further information on street collection licences, please visit the Street Collections page.

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