Licence - house to house collections
To carry out house-to-house collections for charitable purposes
in England and Wales you need a licence from the local
Applications must be in the form prescribed by the local
You must be a fit and proper person.
A summary of the regulation relating to this licence
No provision in the legislation
Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your
application is granted if you have not heard from the local
authority by the end of the target completion period
Apply to run a charitable collection
Notify us of the result of a charitable collection
Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.
You have the right to appeal to the Minister for the Cabinet
Appeals must be lodged within 14 days of the refusal.
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 - preferably in the
form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if
you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give
you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
E.g. about noise, pollution, etc. Also should one licence holder
complain about another.