House-to-house collection licences are free and anyone can apply, providing they are over 16.

Applications must be in the form prescribed by us and should be made at least 28 days in advance of the proposed collection.

Applications should be accompanied by the following:

  • particulars of any contracts with any charity to benefit from this collection
  • list of charity trustees
  • previous year's charity accounts
  • literature on organisation(s) to benefit
  • permission from the charity the collection is to benefit


Please contact us in the first instance. 

You have the right to appeal to the Minister for the Cabinet Office. Appeals must be lodged within 14 days of the decision.