Please read our information about charitable house-to-house collections before you apply.
How to apply
You can apply for a charitable house-to-house collection online.
Before you apply you'll need to email us 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
You'll need to tell us:
- your details
- details of the charity, fund or organisation to benefit
- your preferred dates and hours for collecting
- if you intend to collect money, property or offer anything for sale
- how many people you plan to authorise as collectors
If you are planning to hold a street collection alongside your house to house collection you will also need to apply for a Street Collection Permit.
Start the journey
More info about the journey
If you're collecting for a charity or organisation you are collecting including the registered charity number if it is a registered charity.
If you are a business collecting on behalf of a charity you will also need to attach a letter of authority from the charity.
When we receive your application we'll check it to make sure it's been completed correctly. We'll contact you if there is anything else we need.
We'll send you the house-to-house collection permit by email for you to print off. Should you be unable to print the permit please let us know and we will arrange to send it by post. Please be aware that this will take longer to reach you.
We will also send you a certificate for the information of HM Stationery Office. You will then need to order the certificates of authorisation and badges for your collectors.
Please be aware that it is an offence for any collector to collect without having in his or her possession the required signed authority and badge.