What is a street collection?
A street collection is a collection for charitable, sporting, cultural or similar purpose (other than for private gain).
If you would like to carry out a street collection, you will need to apply for a street collection permit.
Collections inside private premises (for example, a supermarket) do not normally require a permit - you should always seek consent from the landowner or occupier, beforehand.
Apply for a street collections permit
You need to apply at least one month before the date of your intended collection.
We are not required to process an application received with less than one month's notice. If this places any difficulty on your intended collection, please contact us straightaway.
Before you apply, please read our street collection regulations.
What you need to do following a collection
Once your collection has taken place, you will need to download and complete our street collection return form and send it to us within one month.
You will also (within one month of your collection having taken place) need to send a copy of the relevant notice to a local newspaper.
Please refer to our newspaper notice guidance.