Street collection licence

You might need a street collection licence if you want to collect money or sell items on the street for charity.

We issue street collection permits to charities for collections in our towns and villages.  Organisations that have not had a collection in the previous year will be given priority.  We endeavour to accommodate special requirements. Please click on the button below to make your application. 

Street collections can be run in conjunction with house-to-house collections.  Whenever possible, local branches/organisations are given preference over organisations that are not based here.  The objectives of the organisation must be benevolent rather than political.

Stamford Pedestrian Precinct

Lincolnshire County Council only approve the location of a single pitch in the precinct for charity collections with a stall, Gazebo, podium. This pitch is situated outside the Nationwide Building Society. If an individual is stood with a collection tin other locations can be agreed, but only one charity collector in the precinct can be authorised at any one time.  

Only one collection charity can be present on each day. The pitch outside the Nationwide Building Society is available between Sunday and Thursday.

On Fridays and Saturdays, if there is no stall or pitch availability within the Market there is no alternative site available within the Pedestrian Precinct. If an individual wishes to stand with a collection tin another location location within the precinct can be agreed, but only one charity collector in the precinct can be authorised at any one time. 

Elsewhere in the District

Where there are two charities proposing to collect in the same town, the collectors must contact each other to agree arrangements.  We aim to ensure no more than two different charity collections operate in the same town at the same time.

When a permit is issued, the charity/organisation must supply a returns form within 28 days of the collection showing the amounts collected and expenses incurred.

Street Collection and House to House Collection Policy 2022 [320kb]

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