Please read our information about charitable street collections before you apply.

How to apply

You can apply for a charitable street collection permit online.

You'll need to telephone us before you apply to make sure that the collection area and date you want is available. If it is available we can give you a provisional booking. 

We must receive your application at least 28 days before the collection date

When you fill in the application you'll need to tell us:

  • your details
  • the charity, fund or organisation to benefit
  • your preferred dates, hours and location for collecting
  • if you are promoting this collection alongside a house-to- house collection
  • how many people you plan to authorise as collectors 

Data Protection

Any personal information which you provide will be held and used by East Devon District Council for the purpose of the licensing service to process your Small Society Lottery Permit application and administer any Small Society Lottery Permit which is granted.  Your information may also be shared within East Devon District Council for the purposes of carrying out our lawful functions.  Otherwise your personal information will not be disclosed to anybody outside East Devon District Council without your permission, unless there is a lawful reason to do so, for example disclosure is necessary for crime prevention or detection purposes.  Your information will be held securely and will not be retained for any longer than is necessary.  There are a number of rights available to you in relation to our use of your personal information, depending on the reason for processing.  Further detail about our use of your personal information can be found in the relevant Privacy Notice  

What you'll need to do after the collection

You'll need to supply a return for the collection giving an account of the monies raised.  You'll need to give this to us within one month of the collection date. 

The return must be certified by a qualified accountant as set out in regulation 16 of our street collection regulations.