Street collection permit

You'll need a permit if you want to collect money or sell items for charity on the street. Street includes any public area.

Before you start

Please apply a least four weeks before your collection date, so that paperwork and information can be checked in time to issue a permit.

You do not need a permit if you are fundraising by direct debit. 

How much it costs

There is no fee for a permit.

How to apply

You will need to:

Log into your MyAccount (or create an account if you don't already have one) to complete the form. MyAccount is an easier and quicker way to interact with us and is available 24/7

  • complete the application form
  • upload supporting documents

Apply for a street collection permit

What happens next?

We'll get in touch if we need any additional information. If everything is ok, you'll receive the permit by post along with an order form for your collectors' badges, which you will need to send to His Majesty's Stationery Office.

You must have the badges before you can start to collect.

If we refuse your application, we will write to you to tell you why and how you can appeal or if we would need to offer you an alternative date.

Tell us how much you've raised

Within 20 days of the collection, you must tell us how much you raised.

You will need to:

Log into your MyAccount (or create an account if you haven't done so already) and complete the form.

Fill in the street collecting returns form