House to house collections
Particulars of any contracts with any charity which is to benefit from this collection
List of trustees
Previous years accounts
Literature on organisation(s) which will benefit
Permission from the charity the collection is to benefit
House to House Collections Act 1939 [external link]
Application evaluation process
A check will be made as to the availability of the proposed collection dates. Providing the above criteria is met, we will grant a permit.
There are no fees associated with this licence.
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 us within 28 days.
How to apply
Apply for a House to House Collections Licence [external link]
Download an application form
If you would prefer to download an application form, please download the document below and return it to us using the contact details on the form.
House to House collection application form [word document]
Failed application redress
Licence holder redress
Please contact us in the first instance using the contact details below.
You have the right to appeal to the Minister for the Cabinet Office. Appeals must be lodged within 14 days of the decision.
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you. This would preferably be in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Advice Guide [external link] will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre [external link].
- Charity Commission [external link]
- Cabinet Office [external link]
- Public Fundraising Regulatory Association [external link]