Charitable collections

You must get a permit from us to carry out charitable collections.

This is because fundraising is one of the main influences on the public's perception of charity, and the methods used and the integrity of the fundraising are crucial to public confidence.

Street collections

If you want to collect money or sell items on the street for the benefit of a charity, you will need a street collection licence.

Find out more and apply for a street collection licence.

House to house collections

If you want to collect money or goods (and you plan to sell these goods at a later date) from people’s homes for charity, you must apply for a licence.

Find out more and apply for a house to house collection licence.

Small society lotteries

A society lottery is a lottery promoted for the benefit of a society whose aims and work are for charitable purposes. You do not need a licence to run a small society lottery, but you must register with the council.

Find out more about registering a small society lottery.